Twitter crosses the 5 billion tweet markOctober 20th, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Oct 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The social networking and micro blogging site Twitter has crossed the 5 billion-tweet mark.Twitter has had it 5 billionth tweet, according to GigaTweet.com which measure’s the micro-blogging service’s site traffic.
A tweet is a 140 characters update about what the user is doing. It is a smart and innovative way to keep in touch with one’s friends and followers. Followers are the people who follow you, and get to read your tweets.
Twitter clocked the 5 billionth tweet this week, with CNET saying that the person who sent the Tweet is Robin Sloane a former executive of Current Media, with his post simply saying: ‘Oh lord‘. It looks like a reply to somebody else’s query or tweet.
Robin Sloan’s tweet, which he has nicknamed “The Pentagigatweet,” is very unique because it actually has the number 5,000,000,000 in the URL. That’s because the number at the end of a tweet’s URL is apparently the running count of tweets that have been posted until that point.
Twitter has been around since 2006, and it hit the jackpot 1 billionth tweet mark just in November 2008. In less than a year, it amassed 5 times the volume to hit the 5 billionth mark. This itself specks volumes about the popularity of this site.
Twitter is not only accessible on the web, but also through a number of clients such as Gravity, EchoFon, TweetDeck etc. it also has a lot of applications made by third parties that help any user having a Twitter account to access Twitter on his mobile phone too.
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