Twitter the popular social networking service is doing some big numbers, much bigger than the 140 character it allows users to type and send out to their followers. According to a recent blog post on the official twitter blog, Twitter users are now tweeting 50 million times per day.
As you can see from the chart above, the number of tweets has grown exponentially year over year, however, the increase was rapid after July 2009 and it has been climbing higher every month.
Folks were tweeting 5,000 times a day in 2007. By 2008, that number was 300,000, and by 2009 it had grown to 2.5 million per day. Tweets grew 1,400% last year to 35 million per day. Today, we are seeing 50 million tweets per dayâ€”that’s an average of 600 tweets per second. (Yes, we have TPS reports.)
These days most of twitter tweets are used to share links, share surprises, facts, jokes, shitty advertisements and of course spam along with tweets where users communicate with each other or a group.
Now that twitter has given us this number, it would be interesting to know how many of the tweets shared links, how many were by blocked spammers and of course how many were used to communicate with the help of @replies.