The growth’s not over either — Twitter says they’re still adding 300,000 users per day. Moreover, as many have speculated, most of Twitter’s traffic — 75% of it in fact — comes from third-party clients and applications.
While those numbers still put the company’s user count significantly behind that of Facebook (which recently passed 400 million users) the gap is narrower than many probably perceived.
Twitter CEO Evan Williams at Chirp April 14th 2010 from his keynote address.
- Twitter gets 3 Billion requests a day through the API
- According to comScore, that’s about the same traffic as Yahoo (though it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison
- Growth: 1,500% per year
- 175 employees
There are about 55 million new tweets being created a day. What does an average user read in a day? It’s a very tiny fraction of what’s available.
600 million search queries a day,