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March 14, 2010

74% of Twitter users have under 10 followers.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — ifindkarma @ 7:14 pm
…and two more True Twitter User stats from the LA Times blog:
  • 1 in 5 Twitter users has 10+ tweets, 10+ followers, and follows 10 people.
  • 1 in 6 Twitter users have NO followers. Ouch.


  1. – Only 28.87% of Twitter users have tweeted more than 10 times, have more than 10 followers and more than 10 friends.- One in every eight Twitter users has at least 10 times more followers than they are following.- Only one in 10 users is following more than 100 users, and almost half are following less than five.- Half of Twitter users tweet less than once a day, yet one in 10 users tweet five or more times a day- 30 percent of Twitter accounts have never tweeted.- 15.8% of Twitter users have no followers, 47% decrease from June 2009 when it was 30%- 33% have 10+ followers, a 65% increase from June 2009 when it was 20%Source: http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/28/twitter-crime/

    Comment by Anonymous — July 28, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

  2. Using data from March, it’s been established that out of 175 million registered users, 90 million have zero followers, and 56 million follow no one at all. And 56 million follow more than eight other Twitter accounts, while just 36 million follow 16 or more people on the service.Source: http://techland.time.com/2011/04/01/how-many-people-are-really-tweeting/#ixzz1Im2UjbDj

    Comment by Anonymous — April 6, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

  3. "Cornell University and Yahoo! Research found that a tiny minority of users ??? around .05% of the site???s population or 20,000 elite users ??? are generating around half of all the Tweets. These are divided into celebrities, media, organisations (such as Google) and blogs."Source: http://eu.techcrunch.com/2011/04/22/how-a-tweetdeck-ubermedia-deal-could-cut-down-twitters-bird/

    Comment by Anonymous — April 24, 2011 @ 2:30 am

  4. Maybe Twitter should have a freemium API model and let other companies figure out how to engage more users.http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/22/twitter-freemium-api/

    Comment by Anonymous — April 24, 2011 @ 2:34 am

  5. Btw, searching Twitter is still like chugging an Ipecac Martini.http://ifindkarma.posterous.com/searching-twitter-is-like-drinking-an-ipecac

    Comment by Anonymous — April 24, 2011 @ 2:35 am

  6. 10% of Twitter’s users provide 90% of Twitter’s content.http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/06/twitter-is-not-a-conversationa.html

    Comment by Anonymous — May 16, 2011 @ 10:50 pm

  7. Twitter has 600k developers and 900k applications:http://www.buzzom.com/2011/05/some-incredible-stats-about-the-twitter-ecosystem-devnest/

    Comment by Anonymous — May 25, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

  8. 80 percent of Twitter users have Tweeted fewer than 10 lines, and 40 percent of users have never sent a single Tweet.http://gigaom.com/2011/08/19/inactive-accounts-google-plus-infographic/

    Comment by Anonymous — August 21, 2011 @ 8:57 am

  9. 90 percent of Twitter users follow a brand and only 10 percent of Twitter users find sponsored tweets annoying.http://searchengineland.com/nearly-90-of-twitter-users-follow-brands-just-10-9-of-users-find-promoted-tweets-to-be-annoying-91532

    Comment by Anonymous — September 3, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

  10. Liz Gannes has a great article on the four types of Twitter users:http://allthingsd.com/20110908/the-four-tiers-of-twitter-users-tweeters-voyeurs-readers-and-the-uncounted-masses/Here???s her attempt at describing those users as of September 2011:1. THE TWEETERS:============Some 60 million registered Twitter users have logged in at least once in the last month and tweeted. That includes real people, corporate accounts, parody accounts, group accounts and bots.Active tweeters generate 230 million tweets a day, up 110 percent from the beginning of the year.2. THE VOYEURS:===========An additional 40 million people have gone to the trouble of logging into Twitter in the last month but haven???t composed anything themselves. These are often people who find value in getting a real-time and more personal perspective on sports stars, celebrities and other news makers. Twitter said today that 75 percent of NBA players and 85 percent of U.S. senators have Twitter accounts.In a way, curating other Twitter users is a form of content creation, as Jeffrey Kalmikoff, VP of product at SimpleGeo, pointed out to me on Twitter. This may be increasingly true with new Twitter activity stream tools, where users can more easily see which accounts their contacts are following and which tweets they are favoriting.Twitter lumped its logged-in active users together for some of the growth stats. Active users are up 82 percent since January 1 to 100 million. That???s up from just 26 million at the end of 2009.Half of that 100 million logs in every single day, up 105 percent since the beginning of this year. Fifty-five percent of active users are mobile users.3. THE READERS:===========Another way to measure Twitter users is to go to Google Analytics, which says 400 million people have visited Twitter.com in the past month. That number is mostly inclusive of the 100 million in the past two categories (though some active users might use only Twitter mobile or desktop clients).Visitors to Twitter.com can view almost all Twitter content without logging in, and there are many people who drop by on a tweet-by-tweet basis or go directly to the pages of tweeters they are interested in.Twitter said its monthly visitor count has grown 70 percent since the beginning of the year.4. THE UNCOUNTED MASSES==================Many, many more people read tweets than visit Twitter.com, but it???s hard to measure them. Twitter offers its own clients for various platforms and other developers make them too. There are also lots more tweets displayed using applications built with the Twitter API ??? for instance, a tweet widget on a news site might show the latest messages from its writers, or a stream of tweets could be displayed at an event using a common hashtag.

    Comment by Anonymous — September 9, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

  11. Twitter now serves 140 million monthly visitors, and offers 340 million tweets per day:http://pandawhale.com/convo/1076/twitter-stats-140mm-active-users-340mm-tweetsday

    Comment by Anonymous — April 18, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

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