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Twitter Seeing 90 Million Tweets Per Day

Social media has come a long way from what it used to be a decade back. Several websites like Twitter, Facebook and Orkut are getting increasingly popular every day.  Twitter, one of the social networking sites, is a social media service which enables its users to read and send other people’s messages posted on their profile pages. These messages are called tweets. By default, these tweets are publicly visible. Ever since Twitter was created in 2006, it has gained tremendous popularity and now has more than 100 million users throughout the world.

The latest news regarding Twitter was on September 14, when its co-founder Evan Williams revealed some very fascinating statistics about the microblogging network. According to him, Twitter is now experiencing an average of 90 million tweets per day. This is a substantial increase from even few months ago. According to a statistical data from Pingdom, the average number of tweets per day was about 27.3 million in November 2009. Now the latest average is more than 3 times of what it used to be. This year, traffic to twitter has grown about 100%. On matters related to privacy, Williams revealed further statistics which showed that almost 90% of the Tweets are available to the public, out of which 25% contain links. Last week, Williams had written in a blog post that Twitter now had more than 145 million registered users with almost 300,000 registered applications in the Twitter ecosystem.

What the numbers further showed was that the average of 90 million contained tweets from Twitter.com as well as clients. Williams had also said that the number of Twitter users on mobile devices has increased by almost 250% since the beginning of the year. Also, 16% of the new mobile phone users are starting to use Twitter on their devices and there is an average of almost 370,000 new sign-ups per day.

With so much noise about Twitter everywhere while it continues to gather more and more users, one wonders what the big deal is. There’s no doubt that it offers several advantages to many Companies who are starting to use the social networking site to track the general feedback of the people. Also, getting real news has become faster thanks to the several people involved with different fields. It also helps to put an end to all rumors with the facts coming out of the horse’s mouth. It gives a platform to people to air their views and being aware of the happenings around them.

However, at the same time, it often results in lack of productivity work hours as many people continue to use it at their workplace. Social media like this has become the most important pastime for most of the youngsters today, who have begun to neglect other activities for their development. Using it occasionally is fine, but as they say, excess of everything is bad.

News Evolution through Twitter

Let us all face the fact the media today is evolving really fast. Media started to print stories on clean sheets of paper, delivered door to door or can be bought through newspaper stands and malls. In a matter of tears, the radio got invented. People were contented with listening to the voices of radio newscasters and imagining the news based on how it was said through the radio. But then it evolved again.

Televisions were used to catch the attention of people eating breakfast, lunch or dinner. News flash was quite the trend during the past few years. However, one grand event happened, the making of the news in the internet. During the previous years, people can find news by logging in to various sites of newspaper companies or by simply searching them on Google. But now, since Twitter and Facebook is quite in, news can now be seen on your very own feeds.

What Twitter has To Offer

Phoenix Business Journal has passed about 5,000 Twitter followers today. It is indeed a huge milestone. The news company stated that it has been more than a year that they have found the right communication tool to deliver news daily to people in the fastest and most effective way. However, some doubt the capacity of Twitter today. Others believe that it is just a fad. But the Phoenix Business Journal believes that this will go a long way for them or at least until something way better will emerge.

A number of tweets have been sent, for about 3,557 tweets @phxbizjournal for the previous one and a half year. But this number does not include the thousand tweets sent by the accounts of reporters and editors on the same time frame. That is really a huge number of news for the world. This also includes some tidbits.

Various pieces of information can be taken from Twitter. This information is under a wide variety of categories. A focus group discussion has been conducted by the Phoenix Business Journal’s sister company and most of them get their news through Twitter feeds. This includes most middle adult people aging from 30 to 0 years old. Phoenix Business Journal also posts important stories and information on their Facebook page. Their fans are up to 2,319 and this number is still increasing.

Reporters’ Preference

Most writers and reporters, even the old ones, love the idea of this new social media.  A statement released this day by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism decided to conduct several sessions for in-depth interviews with about 475 business journalists throughout the United States and showed that in the past few years (about five years), 75 percent of these people said they are now using and loving the social media. Even the veterans are voluntarily embracing such kind of media.

Through Facebook and Twitter, the Phoenix Business Journal has truly delivered news in a unique way. These sites truly help individuals be informed with life’s updates and news. This may sound like a cliché, but in whatever way news can be delivered, it is always believed that knowledge is power.

Japan Loves Twitter; Tweets More than Facebook

With the fast growing trend of social networking websites, people all across the world, from every particular country are now connecting with each other. Every single day, more and more number of people are found registering themselves onto these socializing websites. They have strongly embraced the entire concept of socializing on the web and have embedded it as a part of their life. Amongst the entire list of countries that are deeply influenced by these socializing websites, Japan has created a record of its own. According to recent reports, it has been learnt that the people of Japan have found a special addiction for Twitter and Facebook, as compared to the other socializing websites. However, as a matter of fact, Twitter which is mainly a micro-blogging system is much more popular than Facebook or any other socializing website in Japan.

Why Twitter?
Japan, commonly termed as a Technologically Savvy country, currently seems to be completely engrossed in finding online friends and love from across the country and globe through the help of socializing websites such as Twitter and Facebook. However, it is quite interesting to learn as to what influenced the Japanese to get deeply engrossed in these socializing websites and stamping their votes for Twitter above all other websites. Most people believe that it is the small term “tweets” that fascinates most people in the country while many others believe that it is the innovative concept put along by Twitter that attracts most users.

Growing Interest
According to the statistics obtained from a survey report, it is learnt that more than a huge percentile of 16.3% Japanese social networking addicts follow and love Twitter, as compared to the mere 9.8% people from the entire country of America. The results are really surprising, as Twitter was mainly launched in the technology savvy country only in 2008 and had gained the attention of all youngsters in a short span of time. However, according to several survey organizations, it is believed that the Twitter application for mobiles which was recently launched somewhere in 2009 had captured the minds of most adults and techno savvy people in Japan. Hence, you can find a majority number of people following Twitter as compared to Facebook or any other socializing website.

Ever since its launch, Twitter has become an integrated part of the people in Japan. It can now be seen on all television channels and internet websites as the most recent news update for your favorite celebrities. It is thought that the largest number of people switch on to these socializing websites only to learn about the latest happenings in the lives of their favorite celebrities. As a result, Twitter clearly tops the chart with its widest list of popular celebrities. Also, it is due to this reason that Twitter is considered much bigger than Facebook in also other countries such as America. Hence, there remains no doubt in the innovative concept designed by Jack Dorsey which today rules the world, especially that of Japan and all Japanese people.

It’s true… You may now simply ‘Embed’ Tweets

Do you remember yourself saying ‘I wish I could just embed this tweet’? Well, your wish just became Twitter’s command. On Tuesday, May 4, Twitter launched their all new feature that enables you to embed tweets that you come across.  A feature very popular and useful in YouTube which lets you embeds videos on YouTube. This feature has proven to be contagious and has caught Twitter too. Twitter now enables you to simply “Embed this Tweet” and share tweets more efficiently.

In recent times, Twitter has gained a lot of popularity in more than one ways. What started as a social-networking medium is much more than that now. It is, according to a group of Korean researchers, more close to a news distribution medium that a social networking platform. With Twitter’s ability to help you connect and broadcast your messages to a huge number of people, it is one of the most sought after services. According to the Twitter team, news associations are also using twitter as a medium for coverage.

Very often users used either screenshots or a mere rewrite to quote something they stumbled upon while they were at Twitter. These mentions were either to acknowledge the brilliance of that piece of text or merely passing on some information users thought were interesting. This ongoing trend was rightly spotted by Twitter and realized that the process did have a few loopholes. They feared that such copy-paste actions might be loosely considered as a hack and may bring up plagiarism issues. Hence, in order to fine tune this behavioral pattern, especially in cases where a simple copy paste is not what you are looking for, Twitter has introduced their new “Embed this Tweet” feature. They believe that this tool might be very useful for the prolific Twitter users.

Robin Sloan, of the Twitter team, very crisply and clearly explained what this tool would do and how it would work. He says that it is a “super-simple” tool. It is just a small script that simulates a block made out of simple HTML that resembles a tweet that is embedded. Although it looks like an embedded tweet, it is actually just plain HTML text to replace flat images. Hence, all the text will be selectable and the links would be live. Anyhow, hash tags will not be links. We are anyhow waiting to see how customizable the embed option is going to be.  Twitter hopes that this tool might add up to a few points to favor them and probably increase the use of Twitter by a fold or two.

Twitter is getting a whooping number of users in this social networking revolution. The increase in the number of visitors from February to March has been almost 131%. With such an increase in the number of users, Twitter is paying careful attention to details and the convenience of its users. With a number of acquisitions under their belt already, it is not only expanding the Twitter network, but updating and introducing features that will enable the users to exploit the service to the fullest.

Google Search now offers Google Replay

Google, in partnership with Twitter, a social micro-blogging site, announced that it will now include Google Replay in its Google Search. Google recognizes Twitter’s micro-blogging community’s contribution on recording local and international history. According to Google’ blog, the community’s tweets offer valuable insight on certain events and their commentaries show how people reacted to it. Twitter also has partnered with the US Library of Congress in archiving millions of tweets and making it available to the public through the library.

Aptly named Google Replay, Google’s new search feature enables users to seek through tweets and relive the experience as if it was going on live again. Google allows its users to search through the Twitter archives by displaying the search result with a timeline. To do this, the blog suggests that users click on the “Show options” on the search results page, then select “Updates.” On top of the page will be a graph that represents the timeline of your search. It automatically displays the current date but can be easily changed by clicking on the month or the year. With that selected, you can now click on a specific month or date within the timeline.

Although this feature is not available yet for a few days, the blog offered a special link for you to try out the features. Available tweet data is only limited to tweets going back to February 11, 2010 but Google promises to make it all the way back to the very first public tweet on March 21, 2006.

Being able to replay tweets offers Google users to relive important events that they either missed or just want to re-experience again. It also provides researchers a vast archive of potential data ‘gold’ mine. With Twitter’s mecca of data, social scientist will now have a golden opportunity to study trends in a very cheap manner. This bottomless font of information available to the public will open a truly global collaboration with each tweet.

Be part of HiTweetory And History

The US Library of Congress has acquired the database of the famous social micro-blogging service Twitter. According to their blog, the Library will now host tweets from almost 75 million tweeters across the globe. At least, all public tweets starting from the company’s launch since 2006.

A study published by RJMetric on Computer World Magazine last January 2010 shows that of the 75 million users at the end of a large number of the accounts are inactive with 40% of it not even sending a single tweet yet and 25% not having any followers at all. Twitter also adds up to 6.2 million users monthly.

Twitter, a social micro-blogging service, generates about 55 million tweets a day. Only a small percentage of its tweets are deemed private since it is popular for its public updates from the users themselves. The US Library Congress acts as a research arm for the Congress. It houses a collection millions of books, journals, magazines, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts. The largest library in the world, it is also one of the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

The Twitter and the Library of Congress collaboration have a big impact on sharing of information across the globe for research and preservation purposes. Although there would be a 6-month delay in the publishing of tweets in the archives of the Library of Congress, Twitter’s decision to donate their database to the public, gives the population an access to momentous events in the history. These include tweets pertaining to issues that delve on the politics, economy, natural disasters and even personal triumphs. The plethora of information that will be available will be a boon for researchers interested in the “vox populi”. Access to these data are however limited to internal library use, non-commercial research, public display in the library itself, and preservation.

On the other hand, Twitter’s tie-up with the Library of Congress should raise some eyebrows for security conscious users. The idea of their tweets being immortalized might be a bit daunting for users who would have regretted and will eventually regret some of their tweets. With tweets coming unedited like they are, there are bound to be some mistakes that will definitely find its way in the Library of Congress.

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