2,300 tweets a second

, posted: 1-Jul-2011 15:22

Twitter is gain in popularity - their latest blog post outlines an impressive volume of 200 million tweets a day:

For perspective, every day, the world writes the equivalent of a 10 million-page book in Tweets or 8,163 copies of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. Reading this much text would take more than 31 years and stacking this many copies of War and Peace would reach the height of about 1,470 feet, nearly the ground-to-roof height of Taiwan's Taipei 101, the second tallest building in the world.

I have to admit, that when I first joined Twitter back in November 2008, I couldn't see the point.  I now use it daily to keep up with others in industry, chat with friends on Geekzone, and to ask questions from people who follow me.  It really is a useful tool, however, there is also a lot of crap that gets posted.

The benefit of having followers/following others is you can select who you want to receive updates from.  If someone is tweeting information that you don't find relevant, it's very easy to un follow them.  It also gives you unprecedented access to celebrities, without having to read filtered information from a PR company.

A quick email to Mauricio and a database query later shows around 120 Geekzoners have their twitter associated with their Geekzone login.

So how many of you are twats use Twitter?

 

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