In the blog post, Kevin Weil of the Twitter analytics team writes:
“Folks were tweeting 5,000 times a day in 2007. By 2008, that number was 300,000, and by 2009 it had grown to 2.5 million per day. Tweets grew 1,400% last year to 35 million per day. Today, we are seeing 50 million tweets per day—that’s an average of 600 tweets per second. (Yes, we have TPS reports.)”
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Wow. Those numbers are stripped of spam tweets too. Although there has been doubt that Twitter could sustain its growth, it’s clear that in terms of raw numbers it’s still on a steep curve upwards.
By the way, for those wondering what a TPS reports is, sayeth Wikipedia: “A TPS report (Testing Procedure Specification) is a document used in software engineering, in particular by a Software Quality Assurance group or individual, that describes the testing procedures and the testing process.”