Twitter reveals some Birthday #numbers
It might be hard to imagine a time before Twitter, but several years ago, the micro-blogging site was just getting started. To celebrate the five-year anniversary of when his team started programming Twitter, co-founder Jack Dorsey will be tweeting over the next two weeks about Twitter's origins.
On March 13, 2006, the Twitter implementation started; eight days later, the first tweet went live. "Inviting coworkers," Dorsey tweeted on March 21.
"The team was small: @Noah came up with the name & managed, @florian & I programmed, @Biz designed, all under the roof of Odeo & @Ev," Dorsey wrote
GROWING AT RECORD SPEEDS. What does it mean? Since the first tweet was made by Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006, it took 3 years, 2 months and a day for the one billionth Tweet to be made on Twitter. And now, it merely takes a week’s time.
If that’s not growth, about 460,000 people signup on Twitter each day (February stats) and the service’s mobile usage has gone up nearly 2 fold since last year (182% to be exact). And again, for the record, 572,000 signed up for the service on March 12, 2011.
An average of 140 million Tweets were sent in February, up from 50 million sent per day in 2010. For the record, 177 million Tweets were send in March this year.
DID YOU KNOW? Michael Jackson death news spread like wild fire on Twitter in 2009 (June 25) when it first broke out. 456 Tweets sent per second (TPS) during that time was a record back then. Merely any match to the current TPS record of 6,939 Tweets Per Second sent on New Year’s Eve in Japan.