Category Archives: Milestones

Various milestones and announcements since our blog was launched on September 27, 2010 on WordPress[dot]com.

WordPress Powers 50 Million Sites

More than 50 million WordPress sites in the world

WordPress

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.

200 Million Tweets per Day

A billion tweets are sent every five days on Twitter

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’s 20 Billionth Tweet

Twitter reaches another milestone hitting 20 billion tweets

20 Billionth Tweet

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.

Facebook Reached 500 Million Users Milestone

Zuckerberg announces Facebook has 500 million monthly active users

Social Media

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.

Hundred Million Plugin Downloads

10,143 plugins, 100 million downloads, and counting

WordPress

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.

Giga Tweet Counter

Counting Number of Tweets

Giga Tweet

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.

Twitter Now Two Billion Tweets a Month

Doubles in six months

Two Billion Tweets

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.

Facebook Most Visited Site

Google names Facebook most visited site on the web in April

Facebook

The search engine giant Google releases a list of the largest 1,000 websites in the world based on unique visitors. This list is updated monthly as new Ad Planner data-sets are released. Social networking site Facebook has been adjudged as the most visited site on the web in April, 2010.

Twitter Follower Count Milestones

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.