Twitter Statistics: Twitter Has Just 56 Million Users

April 1, 2011 5:26 am

Twitter might be much smaller than what we all think it is. We spotted a statistic today on BusinessInsider:

“So let’s say an “active” Twitter user is someone who follows at least 10 other accounts.
How many such “active” Twitter users are there? Our source’s API data shows that there are 56 million accounts on Twitter following 8 or more accounts.”

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Well, and thats NOT including an accurate definition of Spam AND not including TWEETS PER DAY as a metric for active Twitter use.

Facebook’s definition of an active user is equally weak: but the numbers are much higher.

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