Twitter News: 1 Billion Tweets Every Two-And-A-Half Days

From the time Twitter started in 2006, it took 3 years and 2 months to see the first billion tweets. But now Twitter sees 1 billion tweets in every two-and-a-half days, according to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. In early 2011, Twitter had reported that 140 million tweets were being sent every day. This indicates that the level of noise has increased intensely.

Twitter gives a voice to everyone in the world and provides a level playing field.

says Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

Twitter once again promised that it will enable its userd to download full archives of their tweets. This latest announcement was delivered at while giving a talk about the role of the service in the future of global communication, at the University of Michigan.

The same promise was first made in September according to reports from his talk at the Online News Association conference which Twitter later confirmed with TechCrunch. He restarted now with the promise given in September and also explained some of the challenges involved in implementing it.

According to Costolo, Twitter is now working on creating a different kind of archival system, which will enable users to download the archive history of their tweets.

Once again, I caveat this with the engineers who are actually doing the work don’t necessarily agree that they’ll be done by the end of the year, but we’ll just keep having that argument and we’ll see where we end up year-end.

said Costolo.