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Written by Jeanne Hopkins
36 months ago, Twitter was handling 5,000 tweets per day. In 2008 the number was 300,000. Last year it was an astonishing 2.5 million tweets each day of the week.
So, where do we stand in February, 2010? Just shy of 50 (fifty!) million tweets per day, or an average of 600 TPS (tweets per second).
According to Weil, "Tweet deliveries are a much higher number because once created, tweets must be delivered to multiple followers." And, he wants you to know that the TPS numbers here do not include tweets from those accounts identified as spam.
While Twitter's tweet-count data show strong growth, third-party data on other Twitter metrics show slowing growth. HubSpot's recent
State of the Twittersphere report
showed user sign-up growth slowing, while
both show growth of traffic on Twitter.com slowing.
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Originally published Feb 22, 2010 8:06:00 PM, updated October 20 2016
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