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Twitter Surpasses 20 Billion Tweets

Twitter has passed a significant milestone on Saturday after the sending of its 20 billionth Tweet.

Sent around 3.44pm, the Tweet, posted by a Japanese graphic designer with the username GGGGGGo_Lets_Go, seemed to be an innocuous conversation with a third party who had just come onto Twitter.

According to Computer World, the original Tweet was in Japanese, but it was clear from the reaction the user gave that he was pretty excited about sending the 20 billionth Tweet.

He wrote: “It looks like I posted the 20 billionth tweet. I'm getting replies from people all over the world. It's scary. What are the chances? Maybe I'm going to die. Is it more amazing than winning the lottery? I thought it was a joke.”

The 20 billionth Tweet was sent around 5 months after the company had reported that it had crossed the 15 billion Tweets mark.

Twitter has been suffering from a number technical faults over the past few months, but has said that it is working on reducing outages and powering its service to support its new advertising platforms, recently started to monetise its services.