Twitter Boasts 100 Million Active Users

Sep 14, 2011 No Comments by

The service micromessages Twitter said Thursday that it now had more than 100 million active users , that is to say, connecting at least once a month, including a growing number use the service on a portable device. “We see tremendous growth in the mobile” , said the CEO, Dick Costolo , during a meeting with reporters at headquarters in San Francisco : the increase in the number of connections on portable jumped over 40% each quarter last year.



The number of registered users “active” has meanwhile increased by 82% since early 2011, 40% of them from reading messages without posting themselves, according to figures from the company. “I think is super-healthy ” , said Costolo, “we will see now how to change this consumption experience for publication ” . Indeed, several studies show that the vast majority of service users use it to read messages but do not publish themselves.


Finally, the site twitter . com now receives over 400 million visits per month, against 250 million earlier this year: “There are still many people who do not register on Twitter , but who use it every day ” assured Mr. Costolo. The number of messages in transit on the site, there are 230 million on average per day, an increase of 110% since the beginning of the year.



Mr. Costolo also praised the progress made ​​in improving site performance: in the past, “Every time we launched we added an innovation or a new product, the site had problems.” But “the site has not even blinked “‘ at the announcement two weeks ago of the pregnancy of the singer Beyoncé, who has raised a new record of 8,900 messages posted per second .


Finally Mr. Costolo said that Twitter , which last month announced $ 400 million in new financing, felt no pressure to enter the stock market. “We have what can only be called mountains of money in the bank ” he said, “We want to remain independent and not be subject to market ” . Twitter , which does not publish its full financial results, continued for several months to roll out its message system sponsored, only form of advertising this for now in the service, whose use is free.

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