Twitter – Milestones
Twitter reached 15 billion tweets at the end of May, 2010, three months after it broke the 10 billion count, and eight months after the 5 billionth tweet.
At that time we brought you the Giga Tweet Counter live on our blog post: Giga Tweet Counter, Counting Number of 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 (see the live counter in the blog post mentioned above).
Twitter sets this milestone at 1544 GMT, 11:44 a.m. EDT Saturday when a Japanese twitter user sent world’s 20 billionth tweet of the four-year-old website.
Twitter user GGGGGGo_Lets_Go, a Tokyo graphic designer for an advertising agency tweeted something that is hard to translate. He said that it was part of a conversation between him and another user about a third party.
According to BBC, the tweet said: “So that means the barrage might come back later all at once.”
Here is Twitter’s 20 Billionth Tweet
about 14 hours ago via ついっぷるin reply to OJAL_jp
Translated by Google translate:
about 14 hours ago via Puru’ll follow in reply to OJAL_jp
See the status number – 20 billion in the browser address bar in the screen grab above.
He later posted another message, saying: “Looks like I posted the 20 billionth tweet. I’m getting replies from people all over the world. It’s scary. What are the chances? Maybe I’m going to die. Is it more amazing than winning the lottery? I thought it was a joke.”
As congratulations from Twitter users across the world started pouring in, the self-declared fan of Tokyo Yakult Swallows baseball team tweeted: “I’m grateful and humbled by those who are visiting because of my 20 billionth tweet. Be warned, I tweet a lot about baseball.”
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