Twitter reaches 100 million active user milestone but 40% of them don’t tweet
Friday 09 September 2011
Every month 100 million users log on to Twitter to share their opinions with their followers and to find out what’s happening in the Twittersphere.
50 million of those users visit Twitter every day to keep their finger on the microblogging pulse.
While millions of people are active users on the social network, a large percentage don’t contribute to the online discussions when they log on to Twitter.
“For many, getting the most out of Twitter isn't only about tweeting: 40 percent of our active users simply sign in to listen to what’s happening in their world,” said Twitter in a September 8 blog post.
Technology blog The Next Web sat in on an informal business meeting led by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and were privy to an additional array of “interesting statistics.”
“Of the 40% of inactive Twitter users on Twitter, Costolo says that Twitter is attempting to move many of them as possible into simple publishing actions, getting them to begin actively participating in Twitter, rather than just consuming,” reported The Next Web.
If Twitter is able to entice its read-only users to start tweeting the company will begin to see a huge increase in its tweet per day figure, which according to The Next Web is currently at around 5 billion tweets every five days.
So who is using Twitter these days? According to Twitter’s recent blog post, 99 percent of America’s top 200 non-profits, 87% of Billboard’s Top 100 musicians of 2010, every team in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS and 35 global heads of state are all using the social network to share short, 140-character-long messages with the world.
Life & Style blogs
Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
- 1 If you weren't afraid of flying before last week... you probably are now
- 2 Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 3 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 4 Lauren Goodger calls for tougher laws on revenge porn after sex tape leaks online
- 5 Iraq crisis: End 'very near' for Christianity after Isis takeover, says Bishop
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A highly reputable software house is looking ...
£65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits: Progressive Recruitment: The client is a...
£40000 - £45000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A well-established software house ba...
£400 - £401 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: SSIS Administrat...