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Twitter Claims To Be Serving 200 Million Tweets Per Day

Twitter on Thursday stated that its users across the world are sending around 200 million tweets every day.

Micro blogging website Twitter has claimed to be handling nearly 200 million tweets daily, which is a sharp rise from only two million tweets each day in 2009 and 65 million tweets each day, the next year.

"Reading this much text would take more than 31 years and stacking this many copies of War and Peace would reach the height of about 1,470 feet, nearly the ground-to-roof height of Taiwan's Taipei 101”, the blog post (opens in new tab) read comparing the number of tweets each day with 8,163 copies of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace.

According to the post, some of the most tweeted and discussed topics in 2011 include Swine Flu, Cairo, Easter, Newly-named Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gadafi - Libyan political leader, Charlie Sheen, Queen Gaga, Rebecca Black and Fukushima - Japanese nuclear power plant.

The post states that nearly a billion tweets are sent in every five days that covered every imaginable event occurring in the world. The company said that Twitter had helped in reuniting a man with his family, helping Korean citizens of a small place to find fresh water while the supply from authorities was disrupted among unique instances.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.