20 Jul '11, 7am

Happy 5th Birthday Twitter!

This is two days too late (but as they say, better late than never!), but Twitter is now 5 years old. Now 200 million users strong worldwide, Twitter clocks over 350 billion tweets per day. That’s a LOT of zeros. And if you’re a math whiz like I am, you’ll expertly deduce that it works out to over 200 tweets per 1/10th of a second. On its birthday Twitter announced they receive 600,000 sign-ups per day. Not too bad for a company that still doesn’t have a proper business revenue model, raking in just $45 million in revenue last year primarily through advertising, and touching $100 million this year. This is puny compared to a monolith like Facebook, which generates revenues in the billions. The San Francisco-based microblogging startup which was founded by Biz Stone and Ev Williams, has rejected several offers to acquire the company by interested parties — including Faceboo...

Full article: http://vernonchan.com/2011/07/happy-5th-birthday-twitter/

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