The Latest Twitter Stats from the Huffington Post

By: Viveka Sunday April 18, 2010 comments Tags: Twitter, LinkedIn Expert, Social Media, Number of tweets, Twitter statistics, Twitter analytics

Darn – I just can’t keep up!  No sooner do I create a power point presentation, and Twitter ups its membership exponentially.  I was looking at a deck I created for a class back in 2008 and the number of members was only 3 million – now we’re at 106 million?  (I thought I’d better round up since by the time I publish this that’s how many Twitter users there will be – and by the time you actually read this it will be 120 million!)

Anyway, to check out the original blog, go here:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/14/twitter-user-statistics-r_n_537992.html

Here's a summary of the facts and figures Twitter shared at Chirp:

    • Twitter now has 105,779,710 registered users.

    • New users are signing up at the rate of 300,000 per day.

    • 180 million unique visitors come to the site every month.

    • 75% of Twitter traffic comes from outside Twitter.com (i.e. via third party applications.)

    • Twitter gets a total of 3 billion requests a day via its API.

    • Twitter users are, in total, tweeting an average of 55 million tweets a day.

    • Twitter's search engine receives around 600 million search queries per day.

    • Of Twitter's active users, 37 percent use their phone to tweet.

    • Over half of all tweets (60 percent) come from third party applications.

    • Twitter itself has grown: in the past year alone, it has grown from 25 to 175 employees.

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CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter.  Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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