Twitter Hits 1000 Tweets per Second

1 07 2010

 

Twitter has been hovering close to milestone of the 1000 tweets a second for several days and in the last couple of days has broken through the barrier several times.  The number of tweets per second stayed above that figure between 2pm and 4pm UTC on Tuesday and passed it again at a similar time yesterday.

Twitter has also broken through another barrier, clocking up over 2 billion tweets in a month for the first time since its inception.  At midnight last night the figure was over 2.3 billion for June.

I verified the score for June using the unique twitter ID number that ever tweet carries.  These numbers are sequential so it makes the calculation straightforward. At midday on the 1st June Lance Armstrong tweeted “Hello June“.  Clearly this was not the first tweet of the day, but it was good enough for an accurate estimate.  The ID figure of 15162027303 for that tweet suggests that the first tweet in June was close to the 15130000000 mark.  Gigatweet had the last tweet in June at around test number at around 17440000000.   Although claims were made that the two billion barrier was passed in May the actual figure for that month was 1.99 billion.

There were suggestions late last year that Twitter had ‘jumped the shark’ but an apparent stalling in the numbers using twitter.com was simply caused by users switching to third-party applications.  Gigatweet also estimates that the 20 billionth tweet will be posted in just a month’s time on the 1st August.

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4 07 2010
The PDA/Technology newsbucket: Twitter’s billion, Phorm’s millions, Jobs re iPhone and more | Tech Blog

[...] Twitter Hits 1000 Tweets per Second >> PR and the Social WebAnd more than 2 billion tweets in a month for the first time. [...]

4 07 2010
More Fireworks for Twitter: 1,000 Tweets Per Second Mark Broken & 2.3 Billion Tweets in June « ResourceShelf

[...] From an Article in The Telegraph (UK) The microblogging service has come close to breaking the record several times in the last week, but during the past four days it has broken its own personal record several times, according to data monitored by ‘PR and the Social Web’. [...]

7 03 2011
The PDA/Technology newsbucket: Twitter’s billion, Phorm’s millions, Jobs re iPhone and more

[...] Twitter Hits 1000 Tweets per Second >> PR and the Social WebAnd more than 2 billion tweets in a month for the first time. [...]

21 04 2011
When Socialising Becomes Marketing « Zabisco Blog

[...] of the most notable social networks is now fielding 1,000 tweets per second. Twitter has recently been valued at around $10bn. Advertisers can buy promoted tweets or [...]

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