5 Responses to “Twitter by the numbers [Infographic]”

  1. Robert M. Enger

    What percentage of accounts are actually automated BOTS?
    What percentage of the tweet-flow is actually BOT SPEW?
    (5% of users account for 75% of tweets, gives you a hint)
    Twitter Corp has little motivation to drain the bot swamp.
    Fake automated accounts pump up apparent user base.
    Automated bot-spew pumps up the tweet-flow statistic (making twitter seem more popular and engaging).
    Rarely does a day go by when I don’t have at least one (sometimes numerous) bots auto-follow my account.
    Twitter is slowly becoming a cesspool of marketing spam.

    • Spot on.

      And What does ‘as many as’… in the infographic actually mean? I highly doubt ‘as many as’ 52% of all Twitter accounts send a tweet every day (or even that every day, ‘as many as’ 52% of all Twitter accounts tweet).

      Given that Facebook has approaching 800 million monthly active users, with over 4 billion posts (activities) made by them every day, that’s an average of 5 posts/activities per day per active user. Twitter apparently gets 1 billion tweets per week, so that’s just 142 million tweets a day, so if each account was tweeting 5 times a day (you would expect it to be higher on Twitter than Facebook, given the primitive nature of a tweet), that means there are less than 30 million active Twitter users.

      And 88% of all people have heard of Twitter? In the world? No, way.