50 Million Tweets A Day, 1.5 Billion Tweets A Month And 600 Tweets A Second On Twitter

Can you imagine every day 50 million tweets are tweeted on Twitter. That counts 1.5 billion tweets are processing by Twitter? And in second, 600 tweets per second are processing. Royal Pingdom recently reported that Twitter passed one billion Tweets a month last December and measured about 1.2 billion in January. Unbelievable!


In January 1.2 billion tweets have been tweeted i.e., around 39 million tweets per day. On a daily basis, Royal Pindom was measuring 27 million Tweets a day back in November, 2009. But the latest data comes from Twitter itself, after attempting to strip out spam Tweets.

The new numbers blow past Pingdom’s stats. Some of the highlights:

– In 2007, around 5,000 tweets were sent per day.

– By 2008, the number grew to 300,000 tweets per day.

– By 2009, around 2.5 million tweets were sent through Twitter every single day.

– Tweet growth shot up by 1,400% in 2009, reaching 35 million tweets per day by the end of the year.

– As of now, Twitter sees 50 million tweets created per day.


Some interesting observations:

  • December 2009 was the first month Twitter processed more than one billion tweets (with 1.036 billion tweets).
  • January 2010 had 16 times as many tweets as January 2009.
  • The activity on Twitter has doubled since August 2009.
  • January 2010 saw more tweets per day (39.5 million) than the whole of September 2008.


The last three months have all seen a month-to-month growth in Twitter activity of close to 17% (Nov: 16.8%, Dec: 16.6%, Jan: 16.9%).

If that growth rate stays more or less the same for another month, Twitter should process around 1.4 billion tweets this February. Perhaps a bit less considering February is the shortest month of the year.

Note that this research is about Twitter usage, not the number of users, which we have no definite data for. However, it makes sense that with increased activity, the number of users should be increasing as well.

Source: Mashable, Tech Crunch

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