100 Million Twitter Users: By The Numbers


Some of you may have read our Twitter Story and may be wondering alittle bit more about Twitter. It is rare to find numbers about Twitter, but in September they released some facts, which may help you decide to involve yourself into Twitter.

26 million

  • Number of active users Twitter had at the end of 2009

60 million

  • Number of users who have logged in and tweeted in the past month

40 million

  • Number of users who have logged in but not tweeted anything themselves in the past month

400 million

  • Number of people who have visited Twitter.com in the past month, according to Google Analytics. Users don’t have to log in to read most Twitter content.



  • Percentage of congressional members in the U.S. House who are on Twitter


  • Approximate number of Twitter followers to whom former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) sent a lewd photo of himself in May


  • Number of Twitter followers the lewd tweet was meant for




  • Percentage of the Billboard Top 100 musicians who are on Twitter


  • Number of followers Lady Gaga has


  • Percentage of the top Food Network personalities who are on Twitter


  • Number of followers Paula Deen has

230 million

  • Average number of tweets sent each day, adding up to more than 5 billion tweets per month


  • Record number of tweets per second — a mark Twitter hit two weeks ago

$400 million

  • Amount of venture capital Twitter raised in its latest round of funding, which it wrapped up last week, on top of another recent round of fund-raising that brought in another $400 million. “Now we have what can only be referred to as a truckload of money in the bank,” says CEO Dick Costolo.

$8 billion

  • Recent valuation of Twitter in light of the latest rounds of funding

$3.7 billion

  • What the company was valued at last December

$200 million

Sources: All Things D, Business Insider, Mashable, NY Times, Paid Content, PC Mag, Reuters, Search Engine Journal, Twitter, Tweet Congress, VentureBeat


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  1. […] Notice that the policy suggests that an account will become inactive after six months of disuse. Yet they are obviously not enforcing this “requirement”. It makes me wonder how many inactive or barely active twitter accounts there are. After all, I’d barely used mine until the last few weeks or so. Add to this the possible plateau of twitter, and it paints a distressing picture of their future. Although a quick Google search for user numbers paints a more rosy picture. […]

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