By the time you finish reading this article, nearly 30,000 tweets will have been posted. On December 19, Mashable announced that there were officially more than more tweets in the world than people. While the world population is roughly 6.79 billion people, the number of tweets is now well over 7 billion. It took roughly three years, to get 7 billion tweets, which is very impressive. That’s averaging 1.75 billion tweets a year, mind you that Twitter hit 3 billion tweets in April of this year followed by 5 billion in mid-late October.
In an Online Times article, Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone write, “In the new year, Twitter will begin supporting a billion search queries a day. We will be delivering several billion tweets per hour to users around the world.” (more…)