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By The Numbers: 200 Amazing Twitter Statistics

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Twitter statistics Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these stats come from Twitter’s own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.

Tweet Statistics

 

Total Number of Tweets Sent:

300 billion

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/3/13


How Many Tweets Per Day:

500 million

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/3/13


Average Number of Tweets per Twitter User:

307

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 1/11/13


Number of tweet impressions outside Twitter properties in Q3 2013:

48 billion

Last updated 10/3/13


Record for Tweets per Second:

143,199 on August 3, 2013

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/3/13


Twitter’s share of overall selfies shared on social media:

9%

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 3/16/14


Average number of tweets that contain curse words:

1 in 13

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 2/20/14


Increase in engagement when a tweet includes an image (versus just text):

5x

Last updated 1/17/14


Twitter’s percentage of total global social sharing:

30%

Last updated 12/11/13


Twitter’s percentage of total North American social sharing:

24%

Last updated 12/11/13


Twitter’s percentage of total European social sharing:

45%

Last updated 12/11/13


Twitter’s percentage of total Asian social sharing:

33%

Last updated 12/11/13


Percentage of tweets that are in English:

34%

Last updated 12/17/13


2nd most popular language on Twitter (after English):

Japanese

(Tweet this)

Last updated 12/17/13


Most popular day of the week for Twitter Retweets:

Sunday

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 12/11/13


Most popular time of the day for Twitter Retweets:

10-11pm ET

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 12/11/13


Most retweeted tweet of 2013:

Lea Michele’s tweet about the death of Cory Monteith


Percentage of television airtime Tweets sent during the program:

70%

Last updated 10/11/13


Percentage of television airtime Tweets sent during a commercial:

30%

Last updated 10/11/13


Top city to start a Twitter Trending Topic:

Seattle

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/29/13


Percentage of tweets using Twitter’s native image system that get retweeted:

50%

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/7/13


Twitter’s growth in web traffic referrals from 9/12-9/13:

54.12%

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/16/13


Peak tweets per minute on election night 2012:

327,452

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 8/27/13


Number of US tweets about TV in Q2 2013:

263 million

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/8/13


Peak tweets per minute during Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMA performance:

306,100

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 8/27/13


Most tweets by a user total:

 __NECRO___ with 6.9 million tweets

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/17/13


Number of times tweets have appeared on 3rd party websites:

1 million

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/3/13


Percentage of Americans that hear about tweets through other media daily:

44%

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 10/3/13


Percent increase in retweets for tweets including a quote:

19%

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 3/20/14


Percent increase in retweets for tweets including a stat:

17%

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 3/20/14


Average tweets per minute in Turkey AFTER Twitter was banned:

17,000

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 3/21/14


Total impressions for tweets about the 2014 Oscars:

3.3 billion 

(Tweet this stat)


Number of tweets during the 2014 Super Bowl:

24.9 million 

(Tweet this stat)


Number of tweets during the 2013 Super Bowl:

24.1 million 

(Tweet this stat)


Number of tweets about alcohol in 2014:

1.7 million

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 3/23/14


Number of tweets about pot/weed in 2014:

3 million

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 3/23/14


Percent increase in Twitter-related crimes from 2011-2013:

390%

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 3/13/14


Average number of tweets per day that contain racial slurs:

10,000

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 2/12/14


Percentage of millenial Twitter users that use it to share random thoughts:

67%

Last updated 7/9/14


Percentage of millenial Twitter users that use it to document their lives in real time:

56%

Last updated 7/9/14


Percent of U.S. internet users that tweet links to blog posts they enjoyed:

38.6%

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 5/12/14


Twitter user that has sent the most tweets ever:

@YOUGAKUDAN_00 with 37million tweets

Last updated 6/1/14


Percentage of UK Twitter users have tweeted while in a restaurant:

55%

Last updated 6/2/14


Most Retweeted Message Ever:

If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 3/3/14


 

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