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Twitter Receives 800 Million Search Queries A Day

Micro-blogging site Twitter receives 800 million search queries from its users every day, company co-founder Bizz Stone has revealed.

Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Stone said Twitter users were inputting 24 billion search queries on the platform every month, indicating that Twitter was transforming into an information hub rather than a typical social network.

To put those figures into perspective, recently released Comscore data showed that Microsoft's Bing search engine and Yahoo search managed just 4.1 billion and 9.1 billion search queries every month, respectively.

Stone also highlighted that the number of search queries had risen by 33 per cent in the last two months.

During the first ever Twitter developer conference, Chirp, the company had said that it had been receiving 600 million search queries every day.

The staggering number of search queries reflects Twitter's strategy to offer sponsored tweet adverts in search results, a part of Twitter's efforts to monetise its services.