Official blog of @okieprof's Twitter for Media class at UCO--#clarkclass
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Well, there are a lot of stats there that are surprising. I guess the most surprising to me what that there are 310 million monthly users, but 500 million people visit twitter each month without logging in.
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This article was interesting. I hadn’t realized that Twitter even existed in 2006, and the amount that it has grown is impressive. I’d say that the most surprising fact is that there have been 1.3 billion accounts created with 44% of those accounts never tweeting.
So many interesting facts! It's crazy to think that there are 1.3 billion Twitter accounts out there. I found it incredibly fascinating that out of those 1.3 billion accounts 44% made an account and then left before sending a tweet. It makes you wonder what caused them to leave?
I was really shocked that only 550 million users have actually posted a tweet. I thought it would be way more. But the statistic that almost half (44%) of users created their account and left without ever making a tweet, explains that.
I'm shocked that Katy Perry has the most Twitter followers when it obviously should Queen Beyonce Knowles-Carter.
Along with everyone else, I was surprised to see that 44% of Twitter accounts were left before ever sending a tweet. I also found it shocking that journalists account for 24.6% of the verified accounts.
I've never thought about where the hashtag actually originated from. It's just always been something I've known about and used. Who would have thought that in 2007 Chris Messina would have started something now used by millions of people all around the world.
What surprised me the most was that 79% of Twitter accounts are held outside of the United States. And that 82% of Twitter users will use their mobile device to get on Twitter.
There were so many interesting facts and statistics about Twitter, but three in particular that caught my eye were:1. A total of 1.3 billion accounts have been created.2. Of those, 44% made an account and left before ever sending a Tweet.3. A day’s worth of Tweets would fill a 10 million page book.
I think that it is crazy that it took until 2015 to turn a profit.I assumed that there would be more than 130,000 active advertisers.
The one fact that stood out to me was that approximately 500 million tweets are sent in one day, which means 6,000 tweets every second! Thats a a lot! I also found it interesting that Ellen DeGeneres has the most retweeted tweet at 3.33 million! Now that is a woman with a voice!
It is crazy to me that Twitter is worth $10 billion. I also thought it was interesting that of all the digital advertising that goes on in the world, among every digital medium in every country, Twitter accounts for almost 1% (0.84%). That's a lot of value when you think about how much money is spent annually on digital advertising.
What surprises me is seeing how Twitter can create a positive or negative brand image about a company all because of its Twitter persona. Also the fact that Twitter broke the news before traditional media on January 15th, 2009. Oh and one more thing, the fact that Katy Perry has over 87m followers. #twittergoals
Things that surprised me: 1. Katy Perry has more followers than Oprah. 2. 208 is the average number of followers. (I'm not there yet)3. 'Tears of joy' is the most tweeted emoji. I thought it'd be the heart eyes emoji.
Seeing that 44 percent of registered accounts on Twitter are people who made an account but never sent out a tweet is surprising. It shows to me that Twitter had such a huge impact on society that people made an account just to see what it's about. Not because they actually wanted to be on Twitter.
It was an interesting read. I thought it was surprising that 80% of active users access the site via mobile. I typically access Twitter through my laptop. Twitter has such a limited amount of characters to enter per tweet that I found it highly fascinating that a day's worth of tweets would fill a 10 million page book.
The statistic that surprised me the most was that Twitter estimates that 23 million of its active users are bots. I feel like with 310 million active monthly users, that's a large number of accounts that are bots.