5 years ago a small team of people started working on a service that is now known by the world as Twitter. As a matter of fact, the first tweet EVER was posted by Twitter creator Jack Dorsey 5 years and 5 days ago from today, on March 21, 2006. From the first tweet and the launch of the service came a world to follow with an ever-growing fan base that’s constantly continuing to rise at exponential numbers. Two days ago, Twitter released some mind-blowing numbers on their blog that could be the cause for some additional celebration (and show some major growth for them in 2011).
Here are some of the numbers:
It took 3 years, 2 months, and 1 day to reach the billionth tweet. (Now there are 1 billion tweets a week)
A year ago, 50 million tweets occurred each day. (The daily average this month is 140 million)
This month, Twitter has received an average of 460,000 new accounts each day
Over the past year, mobile users on Twitter have increased by 182%
Those are some great numbers to back Twitter up for their 5th year anniversary, and it’s impressive to see how much the numbers have been growing this year (especially). Not only have the amount of users increased, but the activity has increased three-fold.
It goes to show that Twitter should be used in everyone’s social media efforts (only using Facebook isn’t enough). So, make sure that with your next social media push (or ongoing efforts), you keep saying to yourself “let me tweet that”, and utilize said social network to maximize your campaign’s growth, reach, and overall success.