5 Years Tweet by…

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey sent the (now monumental) first tweet on March 21st 2006…. which means that Twitter turns 5 years old today.  That may seem like a long time to many people who have just discovered the Twitterverse in the past year or two, but it’s pretty astonishing growth rate considering their current reach.

Today, there are just under 1 Billion tweets sent and about 500,000 new accounts created on Twitter each week.  This is impressive in and of itself, but more so when you know that it took the platform 3 years, 2 months, and 1 day to reach it’s 1 Billionth tweet…. and it was over 18 months before there were even 500,000 users on Twitter in total.  Most of the growth has obviously happened since that time.  Two years ago today Twitter had about 7 Million users, and now that number is nearly 200 Million.

Looking back at the journey of this social behemoth, analyzing public and critical perception is even more interesting than marveling at the growth.  For the first few years, and even until recently, both public and insider industry was concerned with comparing Twitter to Facebook and creating the social sequel to Myspace v. Facebook.  It feels like only recently have people begun to understand each platform for what it is, and allow them to peacefully exist independent of one another.  But if we were making comparisons, especially when looking into the future and inevitable continued monetization of social media, one thing to note is that Twitter does allow for much more passive participation than Facebook.  Sophisticated marketers will not be impressed with user numbers for much longer… they’ll begin asking primarily about ‘engaged’ users, and they’ll expect this number to be statistically quantifiable.  I’m herby predicting (or inventing) the creation of new social media acronyms: EUB (engaged user base) and/or VEUs (verified engaged users) viagra luxembourg.  We’ll watch and see if it happens.Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack