At a Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made known that Twitter has gone from 90 million tweets per day in September 2010, to 100 million tweets per day at the beginning of this year, to 250 million tweets per day currently. Over the course of four or five days, Twitter is home to one billion tweets. At the beginning of this year, Twitter had 30 percent of its 100 million users active each day, which has grown to 50 percent today.
Though signups for Twitter have increased threefold with the recent Twitter integration into iOS 5, Costolo feels that the one fourth of a billion tweets per day means there is a wealth of content that new users should be able to find relevant to their interests, and that Twitter has to figure out how to “capture the volume at the same time as separating the signal from the noise.” Costolo also mentioned that Twitter feels they can be on two billion devices around the world, and the way to do that is through simplifying, which’ll be interesting to see, considering Twitter is already fairly basic.
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