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  • jimmy 1:56 am on August 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    And from the “I’m kinda famous” department, I just discovered that CNN Tech anonymously quoted me in an article about the new cheaper Amazon Kindle. That’s pretty cool.

  • jimmy 7:04 am on July 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    In a post about downtime on their engineering blog, @twitter happened to let us know how many users that had as of last Monday: “more than 125 million”. A quick Google search reveals that it was mid-April (or slightly earlier) when they hit 100 million users. Since I don’t feel like doing the math for annual growth rates, and since my main goal here is to compare this to Facebook, let’s just do that straight away. Facebook helpfully tells us it was February when they hit 400 million. That means they were quite a bit larger than 400 million in April, meaning Twitter’s 100 million was between 20-25% of FBs userbase.

    Last week Twitter had “more than 125 million users” and FB celebrated their 500 millionth. That means Twitter now has OVER 25% of FBs user numbers.

    Maybe that small number is nothing to be excited about, but with people going on about how fast Facebook is growing, Twitter is growing faster.

    P.S. to provide a more accurate “historical” data point of users for both services (rather than the vague “100 million vs. north of 400 million” in April comparison I did above) I dug up how many users Twitter had in February…only I couldn’t find numbers from February, so I used numbers from January and estimated for February…still better than the above comparison, which involves no estimation: Twitter had 75 million users in January, and was growing at a rate of 6.2 million per month. On the other hand, on April 14 the service had 105 million users, so that would lead to a growth rate of more like 10 mil/month during the January/April period. Still, this gives us a nice small window of 81.2-85 million users in February. Comparing against Facebook’s 400 million in Feb, that’s somewhere between 20.3% and 21.25%. So, splitting the difference, in February Twitter had 21% the users FB had. By July that number was 4% higher.

    So, doing the math again, Twitter is still growing faster than Facebook.

    Just saying.

  • jimmy 7:49 am on February 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    3000 tweets. That’s how many times I’ve tweeted (the tweet posting this message is #3000) in the past 18 months. That’s probably upwards of 300000 characters. Roughly 167 tweets/month and 5.5/day. And in only 200 I’ll run into the 3200 tweet all-tweets-older-than-3200-are-lost-into-the-void-but-twitter-still-has-them-but-YOU-can’t-have-them limit. At my current rate that’ll be in 37 days or March 29th, or 8 days after my 21st birthday. Hmm. Might need to build a database to cache those tweets.

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