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Sorry, @Canada is now on #Twitter

Sorry, @Canada is now on Twitter

Way back when in days of yore, everybody on social media was a person. That is, all the profiles on early, pioneering social platforms such as Friendster, Myspace and Facebook, were launched and managed by actual people.

Then brands came along, and we all got used to talking to brands on social. Then things got a bit weird. Brands started launching profiles for some of their products, and we all felt a bit strange chatting to @dietpepsi. It’s a canned beverage, after all. Who exactly do we think we’re talking to?

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REVEALED: The Top 20 Countries And Cities On Twitter [STATS]

Did you know that Twitter recently surpassed 500 million registered users?

Yep. Half a billion. Impressive, right? That’s half as big as Facebook. Except… it isn’t. Facebook’s 955 million tally is based on active users – I’ve speculated in the past as to how many total users Facebook has (that is, anyone who has signed up at any time), but it’s likely now well above two billion, which, by any count, is a lot more than Twitter, who revealed it had just 140 million active users back in March of this year.

That number should be quite a bit higher by now, but it hasn’t leapt up to 500 million, which was the figure proposed by Semiocast in their study. Which means that (approximately, and assuming growth over the past six months in actives) around two-thirds of Twitter’s total user tally is made up of inactive accounts.

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