A lot has happened since March 21, 2006 when Twitter came into existence. During the last 8 years the social media network has come a long, long way. Today, Twitter is the favorite network of celebrities (remember Ellen’s Oscars’ Selfie) and news media (CNN for example).
Every time I watch World Business Today (WBT) on CNN, the news hosts display their Twitter handles and relative hashtags at the end of every single coverage. But there’s more to Twitter than being present on the news channels.
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Have you watched the Oscars this year? Do you remember Ellen DeGeneres famous shot with Hollywood stars? This photo has garnered over 3.4 million retweets and counting. Ellen’s Oscars’ Selfie is the most retweeted message on Twitter. Now that’s very powerful.
5 Twitter Facts and Figures
Here are some Twitter facts and figures that are worth a look.
1. There are 646 million active registered Twitter users.
2. 115 million active Twitter users every month.
3. Average number of tweets per day: 58 million.
4. That’s 9100 tweets every second.
5. 43% of users who use their phone to tweet.
The following infographic is courtesy of Webstralia.
Twitter Facts & Stats 2014
Twitter went public last fall, on November 2013. TWTR opened at $26.00.
As I’m writing this blog post, Twitter trades at $45.52 despite a net loss of $34 million according to its latest quarterly report.
How can you be more successful on Twitter?
The most important thing is to keep your tweets fresh and timely. Also, make sure you include image links to your tweets. According to the latest Twitter stats provided by Digital Marketing Ramblings, tweets with photo links have 5 times the engagement rate.
Are you using Twitter effectively? What Twitter facts and stats surprised you most?