Twitter is one of the newest forms of communication, but over the past year it has made incredible leaps with everyone from film stars to the Dalai Lama signing up to the service.
It was therefore interesting to learn that new stats released by the social media network revealed that Tweeters now send out more than 50 million tweets per day. That's 600 tweets per second.
While that may not match the amount of texts and emails that are sent each day, it does show how far Twitter has come.
In 2007, around 5,000 tweets were sent per day but that went up to 300,000 tweets per day in 2008. However, it was last year that the service really took off with around 2.5 million tweets being sent through Twitter every single day, a growth of 1,400 percent finishing the year with 35 million tweets per day.
Last July, Twitter passed another milestone with 50 million unique visitors worldwide. Twitter added 7.1 unique visitors from June to July 2009 but growth dipped slightly, with visits increasing by only 16 percent from June.
Twitter’s visits grew 19 percent from May to June, and saw 16 percent growth from April to May. But Twitter’s highest rate of worldwide growth may have been in the month of March, when the site grew by 95 percent, from 9.8 million to 19.1 million visits. It is thought that June’s number may have been buoyed by the Iran election protests, which received a lot of media attention.
With such a dramatic increase in users and tweets, it certainly does silent those who said that the Twitter bubble had burst and its growth had stalled.
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