Twitter serving 50 million tweets per day

twitterTwitter has definitely grown according to new statistics posted on their blog. The number of tweets per day increased over the past 3 years since it started in 2007. Here’s some noteworthy stats:

  • 2007 – an average of 5,000 tweets per day.
  • 2008 – that number of tweets grew to around 300,000 tweets per day.
  • 2009 – 2.5 million per day but by the end of the year, the number of tweets per day grew 1,400%, hitting 35 million tweets.
  • 2010 – 50 million tweets per day

The graph below shows the number of tweets legit users created per day:

chart tweets per day

According to twitter, tweets from accounts identified as spam have been removed so the counts in this chart do not include spam.

[source: Twitter]