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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. ;-)

  • http://trafficsmack.com Seth

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

  • http://www.mediabadger.com 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 =-.

  • http://www.unyscape.com 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

  • http://www.simplycast.com/ 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?

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