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Since it first opened its doors to an unsuspecting public back in July 2006, Twitter has come a long, long way.
It took Twitter more than three years for the billionth tweet to be published on the network – now, that many tweets are submitted every 2-3 days by more than 140 million active users (growing at an astonishing million new accounts per day) across all age groups and demographics in nearly every major country around the world.
Earlier today we looked at an infographic from Ignite Social Media that provided a detailed look at the state of social networking in 2012, including some interesting data about the fastest-growing platforms, which pegged Twitter right at the top of the pile.
Ignite have published all of their research that led to the creation of this visualization and it’s overwhelming in its detail. In this article we’ll take a closer look at the Twitter statistics, which includes search traffic, top countries and cities, gender and age demographics, and more.
If you hang around or come into contact with a lot of sick people, you’re very likely to fall ill yourself. Common sense, perhaps, but what if we could use social media to predict the likelihood of that happening in advance?
Researchers at the University Of Rochester in New York have used Twitter to track the outbreak of flu through New York, and, using learning model, have been able to determine when healthy people are about to fall ill with an accuracy level of some 90 percent.
Last April, I took a look at the products that Twitter staff members were using to send their tweets, publishing the results on our sister blog, Social Times. Back then, some 85 percent of all tweets from Twitter employees came via official Twitter products, with 32 percent of those from Twitter.com.
Fast-forward almost a year later, and Twitter’s stranglehold on how its employees tweet has increased – a heady 94 percent of all staff tweets now come from official Twitter products.
Disclaimer: Because the company isn’t exactly forthcoming with registration data, calculating Twitter’s userbase is as much guesswork as it is science, so take this analysis with the usual hefty pinch. That as it is, there is some history here, so bear that in mind too.
As you may have seen, Facebook has been tipped to reach one billion active users in August of this year. That’s an absolutely amazing number – approximately 14 percent of the world’s population. What’s even more impressive is these are active users, Facebook’s definition of which is people who log in at least once a month. Which doesn’t seem particularly active, to be honest, but this has essentially become the industry standard now.
So how does Twitter compare?
Did you know that almost 80 percent of adults in the USA use the internet?
So what are they doing right now? Well, more than likely they’ll be watching a video (71 percent), sending instant messages (46 percent) or uploading photos (46 percent), but while Facebook is a very good bet, only a fraction over one-in-ten will be using Twitter.
Back in August we looked at an infographic from market research specialists Lab42 that surveyed 500 adults on Twitter to enquire about how and why they use the network.
Now, website video firm Wyzowl has taken this content and converted it into an attractive series of moving images. So what do you get when you combine an infographic with video? You got it: a videographic.