Twitter Reaches 100 Million Active Users


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Yesterday, Twitter announced that they had reached an epic milestone of 100 Million users as a press event. Along with the usual Press call, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo also shared some interesting facts.

  • Over half, 55% of Twitter users log on to the service via their mobile phone.
  • On average, 1 billion tweets are sent each day. This represents an 82% surge in Tweets since January 2011.
  • Worldwide growth rivals U.S. growth.
  • According to Costolo, 40% of active users do not Tweet or have not Tweeted in the last month.
  • sees 400 million unique visitors each month
  • “The 400 million monthly uniques number shows that people are getting value out of Twitter without logging in.”
  • Every team in the NFL is on Twitter with over half of players hosting accounts as well.
  • 75% of NBA players have Twitter accounts.
  • 82% of US Congress and 85% of US Senators are on Twitter.
  • 87% of the 2010 Billboard Top 100 are also on Twitter.
  • 100% of the top 50 Nielsen-rated TV shows Tweet.

Congratulations to the Twitter team, I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!

Author: Jas

Jas Dhaliwal is a highly experienced International Social Media Strategist. Currently working as AVG Technologies, Director of Communities and Online Engagement, he specialises in building and engaging with social communities across the web. Born and bred in London, he is passionate about technology and social anthropology. Prior to AVG, Jas launched the social media program for Microsoft’s MVP Award program. Jas holds a BSc (Hons) in Information Systems and has an MBA from Brunel University in London, England. You can follow Jas as @Jas on Twitter or on Google+

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