Twitter Statistics that you should know

Twitter statistics – userbase, usage, demographics data and popular short url services.
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[In continuation with our theme on Twitter, here are some global stats that you should be aware of.]

Twitter has achieved an unprecedented growth, and here are some interesting stats for you:

  • 72.5% of all users joining during the first five months of 2009 twitter
  • 85.3% of all Twitter users post less than one update/day
  • 21% of users have never posted a Tweet !
  • 5% of Twitter users account for 75% of all activity.
  • In terms of new twitter users, India is the 9th growing country.
  • 93.6% of users have less than 100 followers, while 92.4% follow less than 100 people
  • More than 50% of all updates are published using tools, mobile and Web-based, other than Twitter.com. TweetDeck is the most popular non-Twitter.com tool with 19.7% market share.
  • There are more women on Twitter (53%) than men (47%), though when it comes to activity, male (54%) outnumber females (46%).
  • Of the people who identify themselves as marketers, 15% follow more than 2,000 people.

Behavior aspects

  • Until people have 150 followers, they follow about the same number of people. After that, this starts to break down
  • The average number of tweets made by the average Twitter user based on how many followers they have. Twitter users with a higher number of friends and followers tend to tweet more often
  • 92.4% of Twitter users follow less than 100 people, while 97.8% of Twitter users follow less than 400 people.
  • The average number of tweets made by the average Twitter user based on how many people they follow. [data source]

Popular short URL services on Twitter

bit.ly is the most popular, followed by tinyurl (source)

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