The Numbers Behind Twitter

It's the fifth anniversary of Twitter. They've broken down some interesting numbers for you. [Twitter]

• 3 years, 2 months and 1 day. The time it took from the first Tweet to the billionth Tweet. • 1 week. The time it now takes for users to send a billion Tweets. • 50 million. The average number of Tweets people sent per day, one year ago. • 140 million. The average number of Tweets people sent per day, in the last month. • 177 million. Tweets sent on March 11, 2011. • 456. Tweets per second (TPS) when Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 (a record at that time). • 6,939. Current TPS record, set 4 seconds after midnight in Japan on New Year's Day. • 572,000. Number of new accounts created on March 12, 2011. • 460,000. Average number of new accounts per day over the last month. • 182%. Increase in number of mobile users over the past year.