Twitter hits 50 million tweets a day

Twitter’s analytics team posted a blog entry about how well they are performing, in terms of how many “tweets” there are at any given time.  The Twitter team said that they are seeing 50 million tweets a day from their users, a staggering 1,400% increase over last year.

Twitter users were posting up to 5,000 times a day back in 2007, a mere number to 2008, where users were tweeting 300,000 times a day.  That number only grew in 2009, where users were tweeting 2.5 million times a day, that’s roughly 29 tweets per second, on average.

Twitter users now post up to 50,000,000 tweets per day, that’s just under 600 tweets per second, on average. That is roughly 18.2 billion tweets per year, just for 2010, which is likely to increase.

Twitter did note that the total number of tweets per day do not include tweets that have their account flagged as spam.

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Call me old....but I STILL don't get Twitter...
Unless it is a news or business thingy, why would anyone (other than being bored) want to know every little aspect of what someone is doing.

naap51stang said,
Call me old....but I STILL don't get Twitter...
Unless it is a news or business thingy, why would anyone (other than being bored) want to know every little aspect of what someone is doing.

Its a nice tool if you want to get updates about new stuff being released / made by developers... and similar things.

this is wht a call snore ville news. i know im gunna get slated for if it dont interest me dont read it. just wanted to raise a point of a lack of interestin worth knowing. exciting news lately.

0V3RS1GHT said,
Some of these people need to get lives. 95% of twitter is complete wasted webspace.

i agree. i personally don't really use Twitter myself as i don't have a account but once in a great while it can be useful for someone posting a update say on modified XBox360 firmware or something useful but your average joe spouting off about what they did today (which is a high percentage of the crap on there ill bet) is basically pointless.

I enjoy reading Twitter post from people who are in a position of something I want (ex. Major Nelson tweeting about a new product). I don't care about the rest as it's rather pointless.

ccoltmanm said,
And here I thought it was on its way down and out. Damn.
I agree! Perhaps not dropping, but at least stalling a bit the past few months. I've read so many negative news lately, indications that it's being a fad. And this curve is pretty much exponential! (including Q4 09 and Q1 10) Actually, it seems 2H 2009 is when it took off for real.

Edited by Northgrove, Feb 23 2010, 9:18pm :

ccoltmanm said,
And here I thought it was on its way down and out. Damn.

The previous reports only mentioned decline in visitors of twitter.com. Twitter usage was never on its way down.

The graph shows approc 47m a day currently.

The only thing this shows is that Twitter's analytics team is a bunch of apes.