Despite perception to the contary Twitter is growing. New stats released show 50 million tweets a day from users.
New stats released yesterday by Twitter revealed that users now send out more than 50 million tweets per day. That means every second, 600 tweets fly through Twitter’s network. If you’ve ever followed a trending topic ex. XFactor, Haiti, Thierry Henry you’d believe it.
The stats so far:
- 2007 – 5,000 tweets per day.
- 2008 – 300,000 tweets per day.
- 2009 – 2.5 million tweets per day.
- 2009 end of year – 35 million tweets per day.
- 2010 – 50 million tweets created per day.
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An example of usage growth, I first heard about the Newry incident via twitter the night before last. I heard it on Twitter before the news or radio. The first ten or so tweets where people in the area, then I saw Skynews, BBC and other news channels tweet. Within another couple of seconds, I read a post in spanish and then french. All within seconds and minutes.
Twitter is my source of real time news and I know there are plenty more people out there just like me. The fact is that more and more people are using twitter like a search engine for research and news. It is definately the most up to date tool online and we are getting information quicker than ever before from sources that may never before have had a voice. Don’t get me wrong it isn’t used in isolation but it’s part of an ever increasing tool box we have to keep ourselves informed.
The growth is apparent too from news channels, radio stations, individuals involved in media, businesses as well as the big brands. It certainly present a world of opportunity for hospitality businesses.
The end of year Twitter stats for 2010 should make compelling reading but let’s keep a watchful eye on Buzz.