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Happy 5th Birthday to Twitter – And The New 460k Accounts Each Day!


Five years ago this week, the first Tweet hit the Internet … and it’s been snowballing ever since!!

First Tweet

On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey (@jack) sent the first Tweet. And now, five years later, Twitter is showing some impressive stats. On their blog they revealed:

  • They reached the billionth tweet after 3 years, 2 months and 1 day.
  • A billion Tweets are sent out every week, compared to 50 million Tweets a day last year.
  • 177 million Tweets were sent on March 11, 2011.
  • The current Tweets-per-second record: 6.939 (set 4 seconds after midnight in Japan on New Year’s Day).
  • An average of 460,000 new accounts are created each day!

It’s amazing how quickly Twitter became mainstream, and integrated into our lives. When did you join?

Nikki Katz is the Managing Editor for the BlogWorld.com. She has been a freelance writer and blogger for over a decade, writing for About.com, iVillage and b5media. Feel free to follow her Twitter @nikki_blogworld and @katzni.

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