On The Eve of Twitter's 5th Anniversary Twitter has released some interesting statistics on how usewrs tends to use " Twitter". Five years ago this week, asmall team of peoplestarted working on a prototype of the service that we now know as Twitter. On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey (@jack) sentthe first Tweet.
Today, on every measure of growth and engagement, Twitter is growing at a record pace. Here are some numbers:
Statistics On Tweets
3 years, 2 months and 1 day.The time it took from the first Tweet to the billionth Tweet.
1 week.The time it now takes for users to send a billion Tweets.
50 million.The average number of Tweets people sent per day, one year ago.
140 million.The average number of Tweets people sent per day, in the last month.
177 million.Tweets sent on March 11, 2011.
456.Tweets per second (TPS) when Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 (a record at that time).
6,939.Current TPS record, set 4 seconds after midnight in Japan on New Year’s Day.
Statistics On Twitter Accounts
572,000.Number of new accounts created on March 12, 2011.
460,000.Average number of new accounts per day over the last month.
182%.Increase in number of mobile users over the past year.
Statistics On Twitter employees
8. 29. 130. 350. 400.Number of Twitter employees in Jan 2008, Jan 2009, Jan 2010, Jan 2011 and today.