Twitter's Adding Accounts Faster Than a Machine Gun Fires Rounds

By Sam Gibbs on at

Twitter adds an astounding 11 accounts per second according to Twopcharts, and will hit 500 million accounts by the 25th of February. That’s a pretty incredible growth rate by any metric -- adding 660 accounts a minute is faster than an M60 machine gun can fire bullets (up to 650 rounds per minute).

I wonder how many of those are actually real accounts, with people who genuinely want to use Twitter the way it was intended -- telling everyone when they’re taking a dump, of course -- and not spam bots, scammers or “social media experts”. There sure does seem to be a lot of them around.

Meanwhile, Facebook’s heading rapidly towards one billion users. [Twopcharts via The Next Web]