Microblogging social network Twitter has surpassed 20 billion tweets a couple of hours ago. This landmark was achieved by Japanese user Passionate Pirro’s tweet. Believe it or not, this 20 billionth tweet came after just less than 2 months of the 10 billionth update. So you can easily imagine the boom Twitter has seen in the last six months.
The landmark tweet was made by “GGGGGGo_Lets_Go,” a graphic designer in Tokyo. Like most tweets, it was little more than noise when taken out of context. According to a translation appearing in the Guardian, the tweet read: “So that means the barrage might come back later all at once.”
Japan has witnessed a soaring popularity of Twitter’s in the past year. The company estimates that the Japanese send about 12% of all tweets worldwide, and it is second only to the US. The reason for more Japanese opting for Twitter is that Japanese language can convey more than English within Twitter’s140 character limit.
Since 2006, Twitter users have flooded the Internet with their 140-character babble known as tweets. t is just two months since Twitter’s 15-billionth tweet and only five months since the ten billionth, which took four years to reach. Worldwide around 300,000 users are signing up for new accounts every day.