Twitter Welcomes 200 Millionth Active User
Just nine months after reaching 140 million mark, Twitter doesn't seem to have reached a ceiling.
Six years after being created, Twitter is still increasing its users—reaching 200 million active users. This is double what the online social networking service reported last year and 60 million more than its March milestone. According to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, the company is also reporting 400 million tweets per day.
Even though the rate of growth may have slightly declined over time, Twitter is still packing a punch by adding 60 million new monthly active users in a nine-month period. Facebook, on the other hand touts 1 billion monthly active users while Instagram has reached more than 100 million registered users. A large contributor to this accomplishment, many are saying, is retweeting—with President Barack Obama and Justin Bieber both sending out a tweet that was then retweeted more than 223,000 times. (TechCrunch)