Marketing Pilgrim's "Research" Channel

Sponsor Marketing Pilgrim's Research Channel today! Get in front of some of the most influential readers in the Internet and social media marketing industry. Contact us today!

50 Million Tweets Per Day? We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat!

It appears Twitter is finally had enough of third-party analytics companies getting all of the publicity over tweet counts–so it’s spilling the official beans.

Folks were tweeting 5,000 times a day in 2007. By 2008, that number was 300,000, and by 2009 it had grown to 2.5 million per day. Tweets grew 1,400% last year to 35 million per day. Today, we are seeing 50 million tweets per day—that’s an average of 600 tweets per second.

I may have to admit to contributing maybe half that number on some days. ;-)

  • Seth

    I wonder how many of those tweets are original versus retweets, or tweets from other sources like blog posts etc.

  • GIles (Webconomist)

    Well there are more than enough Twitter stats programs; I find quite a variation between them, so wonder which is more accurate…think I’ll go with the one Twitter actually uses!
    .-= GIles (Webconomist)´s last blog ..Social Media and Banks: An Emotional Place =-.

  • satish

    This is just too much 50 million tweets. If we take average of 100 listeners per tweet, we are talking about 5 billion reads a day … ufff … and it growing .. Some day it might surpass real conversations happening in the world

  • Michael

    This just tells me that a lot of people have a lot of extra time on their hands haha.

    How long before a billion?

  • Pingback: #Congratulations! Twitter Turns 7()