Twitter Attracting Half A Million New Users Daily, Plus Other Fun Facts

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Twitter LogoSince launching five years ago Twitter has seen mammoth growth and this week they took some time to celebrate their fifth anniversary by announcing that the social media service is now attracting more than 460,000 new users each day.

The world’s first ever Tweet was sent on March 21, 2006 and since then the following growth and milestones have occurred:

  • In just three years, two months and one day someone tweeted the billionth tweet. Today one billion tweets are sent each week.
  • Over the last year 50 million tweets were sent each day. On March 11, 2011, the tally was 177 million.
  • After Michael Jackson died in 2009 users sent 56 tweets per second. New Year’s Day this year saw a new record with 6,939 tweets after midnight in Japan on New Year’s morning there. [Read more…]