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Back in January of 2009 2 million tweets were sent per day and in 2010 the figure skyrocketed to 65 million tweets. But these numbers are miniscule in comparison to the roughly 200 million tweets sent presently each day.
In a recent online post from Twitter, the company explains that each day “the world writes the equivalent of a 10 million-page book in tweets” (Rolling Stone). On top of this, the company places the magnitude of the latest tweet figure into more perspective, stating that reading through that mass of “text would take more than 31 years” (Rolling Stone).
There appears to be a growing appeal for postings that are shorter than ever in word count, with a total of a billion tweets sent every five days. The tweets are 25 words on average and popular topics of early 2011 range from pop culture, such as Britney Spears’ latest album Femme Fatale, to health-related news such as AH1N1 Swine Flu.
With the current 200 million tweet statistic, Twitter has proven to be a revolutionary means for people to communicate or rather tweet about the news the world brings us each day.