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April 1, 2011

The Truth About Twitter's Numbers

How many people use Twitter? Many fewer than Twitter would lead you to believe.
According to its "about" page, Twitter has 175 million registered users. But "registered users" is a funny term. What it really means is the number of accounts. So, according to Twitter, 175 million Twitter accounts have been opened during Twitter's history
 
But if you ask "How many individuals are active users of Twitter"? 
There  is no definite numbers 

Facebook has a simple answer to this question. It says 600 million people visit Facebook each month, and that half come back every day.Twitter doesn't share this number.

According  to Businessinsider 
  • There were 119 million Twitter accounts following one or more other accounts.
  • There were 85 million accounts with one or more followers.
With these figures, and Twitter's claim of 175 million accounts, a little subtraction shows us that there are 56 million Twitter accounts following zero other accounts, and 90 million Twitter accounts with zero followers.

Those are some interesting figures, because they show us Twitter is much smaller than the "175 million!" number might lead us to believe.
 
Twitter's API data shows that there are 56 million accounts on Twitter following 8 or more accounts. There are only 38 million following 16, and just 12 million following 64.
 
So what is the truth.. well no one knows for sure..except Twitter 

Source: Businessinsider

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