With Twitter Turns Six, It Owes 140 Million Active Users And 340 Million Tweets Per Day

Posted on Mar 22 2012 - 5:32am by Editorial Staff

Twitter on the occasion of its sixth birthday, the micro-blogging giant has released some of the data, actually stats that shows how much the company has grown since 2006. The site has now more than 140 million active users, with over 340 million Tweets per day.

From Twitter’s blog post:

Six years may not be very long in human terms, but it’s been quite an enormous span for the thing we know and love as Twitter. When @jack first sketched out his notion in March 2006, no one could have predicted the trajectory of this new communication tool. Now it seems that there are as many ways to express yourself in 140 characters as there are people doing it. And at last check, there are more than 140 million active users (there’s that number again) — and today we see 340 million Tweets a day. That’s more than 1 billion every 3 days. However concisely, it turns out there’s plenty to say.

Without you, of course, there wouldn’t be a Twitter. We mark our sixth birthday with you in mind, and celebrate your myriad ways of engaging, enjoying, and emoting on our platform. As Jack noted when he posted his sketch of the service he envisioned, “I’m happy this idea has taken root; I hope it thrives.” Thanks to you, it is.

(Image Source: Twitter Blog)

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