In a New York Times profile on Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, the company revealed a few interesting stats showing the growth trajectory of the network. Twitter now has 175 million registered users, which is up from 145 million users in September. That means the startup added around 30 million users in just under two months. And Twitter has added 70 million users since April.
The new Twitter.com experience, which the company announced in mid-September, probably accounted for a surge in users. And new initiatives like allowing users to watch and Tweet President Obama’s recent town hall meeting from Twitter.com have surely drawn more attention to the platform.
In September, Williams said that traffic to Twitter.com has grown about 100% this year and on average 370,000 new users sign-up for the network per day (that’s up from adding 300,000 users per day in April).
Created in 2006, Twitter is a global real-time communications platform with 400 million monthly visitors to twitter.com, more than 200 million monthly active users around the world. We see a billion tweets every 2.5 days on every conceivable topic. World leaders, major athletes, star performers, news organizations and entertainment outlets are among the millions of active Twitter accounts through which users can truly get the pulse of the planet.