How to quantify 10 billion tweets on Twitter

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Here we go: One year ago Twitter generated one billion tweets; four months ago with 5 billion tweets; and now, Twitter hit another milestone: 10 billion tweets!

Andrew Mager just blogged regarding some cool facts about how large 10 billion really is:

From Wikipedia

  • About 109 minutes ago, the Roman Empire was flourishing. (109 minutes is roughly 1,900 years.)
  • About 109 hours ago, modern human beings and their ancestors were living in the Stone Age (more precisely, the Middle Paleolithic). (109 hours is roughly 114,000 years.)
  • About 109 years ago, the first multicellular eukaryotes appeared on Earth.
  • 109 centimetres is about the distance from Chicago to Tokyo.
  • The possession of assets with total value of 109 US dollars would place a person among the world’s wealthiest individuals.

[via ZDNet]

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