Owen WilliamsFormer TNW employee
Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.
In Q1 2015, Twitter’s monthly active users jumped to 302 million, up from 288 million in Q4 2014. Twitter touts that as an increase of 18 percent year-over-year, but that’s only an increase of 14 million in three months.
Here’s the good news: Twitter is still growing. The bad? It’s still not growing that fast.
To be fair, it’s a sizably better result than the previous quarter, where the company only grew monthly active users from 284 million to 288 million, but many investors seemingly expect Facebook-sized numbers, not small jumps like we’re seeing here.
Twitter stock dropped over 20 percent following an early leak of the earnings news, though its now slowly recovering.
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