23/02/2010

Twitter Blog: Measuring Tweets

Twitter Blog: Measuring Tweets

Twitter is now seeing 50m tweets per day from maybe a couple of million per day a year ago.

That's 600 tweets per second and it doesn't include Twitter SPAM (twam?) as SPAM traffic is removed before analysis.

The actual number of tweets delivered to end-users is much higher as tweets get sent to multiple followers/recipients. Those figures haven't been made available.

Those are big numbers and considering most of the growth has been in the last year, Twitter has done well to survive the onslaught, in early days there was quite a lot of downtime but the systems must now be scaling well.

As the population grows the delivered tweets must exponentially grow, will the systems cope?
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