Twitter’s Meteoric Rise Compared to Facebook [Infographic]

Filed as News on June 28, 2010 8:58 pm

Ever since Twitter’s public appearance at SXSW in March 2007 numbers have been dragged left and right and Twitter has always been compared to the Facebook numbers. There never seems to be an end to the numbers coming from Twitter: members, traffic or Tweets per Second (TPS).

Here at The Blog Herald we wondered How did Twitter grow that much? and Where do those Tweets come from?

The results are rather surprising and we learned that the top three tweeting cities in the US (Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco) averagely tweet less in one minute than when basketball fans and football/soccer fans go crazy and start updating the world in 140 characters maximum. Click the graphic for larger view.

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  1. By Mario Lodos posted on June 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm
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    Very interesting infographic piece!!!! The most amazing fact is how really (REALLY) fast Twitter reached its fists millionth tweet. And as with Google, they invented a technology as well as a verb… Greetings!

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  2. By Geno Prussakov posted on June 28, 2010 at 4:34 pm
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    Excellent infographic (thanks for putting it together)!

    Many analyze the past and present, but not so many dare to predict the future. What does BlogHerald think? Will (or when will) Twitter beat Facebook in the % who use it regularly? :)

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  3. By Franky Branckaute posted on June 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm
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    Geno, interesting question but my answer is a definite NO.

    Twitter is a new platform and protocol but Facebook copies everything. The only way Twitter could surpass FB is if it manages to get the original concept (text messages) available for free in less industrialised/’advanced’ countries.

    Think many Asian countries, many African countries. These are the countries which are in need of a TwitterPeek. Not countries such as the US and Western European countries where unlimited text messages cost hardly a thing.

    The first player who can open text messaging world wide wins the ‘battle’ but Facebook has become a home page to many people already.

    First hi5, friendster, Myspace, Facebook. Will there be a next new player in the next five years? Probably not.

    Is the next big thing after the internet upcoming? Let’s hope it because the internet is suffocating. Of course here at The Blog Herald we hope the wars will continue and many more will join the battle but so far only 3 won. The rest are copycats or get bought out.

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  4. By Sean Supplee posted on June 29, 2010 at 12:21 am
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    Oh man! This is the sickest info graphic I have ever seen! Glad to see my state in the hot twitter area ;) Twitter does seem to be slowing down a bit lately with new users and losing its bit boom it had. However it still makes a great tool for getting in touch with your readers and spreading the word.

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  5. By Hidden Video posted on June 29, 2010 at 2:37 am
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    I guess you can’t avoid using Twitter or Facebook!

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  6. By Jnanesh posted on June 29, 2010 at 6:11 am
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    I have even read that these social networking sites are causing some mental disorders , to what extent these are ruling our life….

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  7. By Lakeside Techies posted on June 29, 2010 at 6:05 pm
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    This is very good info on twitter users. But are there any info on the number of Asian users as well…

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  8. By Tigis posted on July 1, 2010 at 7:36 am
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    I don’t think this information is quite valid. If we remember only less than a month ago the hottest topic in Twitter had been a sex tape scandal from Indonesian celebrities. It was happening for several days in weeks. Now one of the hottest topic inside top 10 is also coming from Indonesia. How come Indonesia is not there :)

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  9. By Franky Branckaute posted on July 1, 2010 at 11:18 am
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    Tigis, if you visit the larger version (click the image) you can see all sources we used at the bottom of the infographic.

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  10. By Social Tool posted on July 2, 2010 at 1:42 am
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    This is pretty cool! Look at those numbers, it’s a staggering realization once you have a comprehensive reference guide.

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  11. By Sergi posted on July 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm
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    Great infographic. If you had a “flattr” button I’d no doubt click on it!

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  12. By 3AKIS posted on August 2, 2010 at 6:29 pm
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    I have twitter acount but i never use it. I don’t understand the use of it. Personaly for me its an empty PIAR sound. Iv hear lots of advertisments over BBC radio1. It looks like the best friends of twitter are bbc. Who always advertise them (and from PIAR kind it looks like they do it for free)… anyway i see the profits they make, but u guys dont have any clue how much do they spend on advertisign. And till now it doesnt make more profit then expense on add`s. So my simple prognose. Once they will shut down their adds, 1-2weeks and they done. Noone will remmember. Its like a cheap pop star..
    The world is full of smart guys. Why do u think google didnt do it before?

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  13. By mie posted on August 3, 2010 at 6:30 am
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    whew,,no wonder i abandon my friendster and goes to start tweet…

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