Twitter traffic experiencing quite the rush

By Megan Atkinson

There’s no doubt that Twitter has experienced massive growth in the past year, growing 752 percent in 2008, with a total of more than 4.43 million unique visitors according to Compete. Twitter users range from teens, adults and businesses to celebrities updating their own status. Twitter has not only become a creative blueprint for business’ online marketing campaigns, it has also become a site for breaking news. There’s no telling what new trends the online community will continue to see, but one thing’s for sure, social networking sites such as Twitter are growing rapidly and making quite a splash. Mashable has more or read the full article after the jump.

18 Million Twitter Users by End of 2009

By Adam Ostrow

Twitter’s traffic has grown tremendously in the past year, but how many people are actively using the service versus casually passing by? According to the latest research from eMarketer, that number will be at around 18 million by the end of 2009.

eMarketer considers “users” as people who access Twitter via any platform – Web, client, mobile or otherwise – at least once per month. The study was also US-only, and the research firm calls its estimates “conservative” in light of other stats that show Twitter has a high abandonment rate (see: 60% of Twitter Users Quit Within the First Month).

Nonetheless, the numbers are 50 percent higher the estimates that eMarketer made earlier this year, when they projected that Twitter would have just 12 million users at the close of 2009. Looking to 2010, the current estimate is for 26 million users.

Even so, Twitter remains just a fraction of the size of Facebook, who counts more than 250 million active users, 120 million of which they claim login at least once daily.