More than 50 million WordPress sites in the world
The popular blogging platform WordPress has reached an important milestone as it now powers more than 50 million sites, about half of which are hosted on WordPress.com. They have updated their official stats page to count WordPress installations as well as WordPress.com blogs.
Zuckerberg confirms Facebook has 750 million monthly active users
Facebook’s incredible worldwide growth has reached another major milestone. The social networking site now has 750 million monthly active users.
A billion tweets are sent every five days on Twitter
Twitter has achieved yet another milestone on June 30, 2011, it’s users now send 200 million tweets per day. A billion tweets are sent every five days on Twitter. This is up from 65 million tweets per day a year ago. Two years ago, just 10 million tweets were sent per day.
Twitter reaches another milestone hitting 20 billion tweets
According to tracking service Giga Tweet, Twitter has now crossed a record 20 billion tweets, just two months after the previous milestone of 15 billion tweets. Twitter sets this milestone when a Japanese twitter user sent world’s 20 billionth tweet of the four-year-old website.
Zuckerberg announces Facebook has 500 million monthly active users
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it official on the company’s blog on July 21, 2010 that the social networking site now has 500 million monthly active users.
10,143 plugins, 100 million downloads, and counting
WordPress is a state-of-the-art, free, and priceless publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine.
Counting Number of Tweets
Twitter reached 15 billion tweets at the end of last month, three months after it broke the 10 billion count, and eight months after the 5 billionth tweet. Twitter hit the one billion tweet milestone back in the fall of 2008. Tweet count has far exceeded the world population because of its immense popularity.
Doubles in six months
The micro-messaging service Twitter has reached yet another major milestone as it hits two billion tweets a month in May 2010. Twitter hit one billion tweets back in December 2009, and doubles the volume of monthly tweets in six months.
A milestone is a significant event in your life (or in a project). If you are on the micro-blogging site twitter then your milestones could be when your twitter follower count reaches a certain significant number, say first 100 followers, then one day 1000 followers, and then 10,000 followers, and so on.