Future Of Twitter

  • Twitter CEO Injured on Skiing Trip

    … By Shea Bennett on Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:00 AM Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has broken his collarbone in an injury sustained whilst on a skiing trip. And he took to Twitter, of course, to report the news. “Day 1 skiing. Fractured collarbone. I’ll do anything to avoid leisure,” tweeted Costolo on Sunday. Costolo also shared a photo of his injury…

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  • Twitter Wants You to See One Ad in Every 20 Tweets

    … How often do you see a promoted tweet on Twitter? Rarely, right? At least it seems that way. But Twitter has plans to change that, and more ads will be coming your way soon. Yesterday, during a keynote speech at a technology investors conference in San Francisco hosted by Goldman Sachs, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo talked about how the company…

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  • Twitter Revenue Should Exceed $2 Billion This Year

    … Twitter’s monthly active user number continues to underwhelm Wall Street, but one area where the company is killing it is quarterly revenues. In Q4 2014, Twitter raked in more than $479 million, a 33 percent increase on Q3 ($361 million). Indeed, last year Twitter earned more than one billion dollars in revenue for the first time in its…

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  • 78% of Twitter Users are International

    … international territories. 225 million Twitter MAUs are international, compared to 63 million in the U.S. This isn’t a new phenomenon – even as far back as Q1 2010, two-thirds of Twitter users were logging on internationally. Twitter Monthly Active Users (International, 2010-14, in millions) Twitter Monthly Active Users (U.S., 2010-14, in millions…

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  • Twitter’s Growth Rate Is Tiny Compared to Facebook

    … Twitter’s growth problem is well-established. In the fourth quarter of 2014, the platform added just 4 million more monthly active users, which equates to growth of just 1.4 percent. Over that same period, Facebook, which is already four times the size of Twitter, grew 3.1 percent. Indeed, Facebook has added almost as many users in the last…

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  • 67% of Taylor Swift’s Twitter Followers are Bots, Says Study

    …. Perry is Twitter’s most-followed profile, with more than 64 million fans. But according to research conducted by Music Business Worldwide using Twitter Audit, 65 percent of Perry’s Twitter followers are bots. That is, they aren’t real people. And Perry isn’t even the worst offender. Two-thirds (67 percent) of Taylor Swift’s 51+ million followers…

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  • Twitter Opening Research and Design Center in India

    … Twitter is planning to open a research and design center in Bangalore, the technology hub of India, as the company continues to pursue growth in emerging markets. The popularity of Twitter is accelerating fast in India – 22.2 million people are expected to use the platform in 2015, up 30.4 percent on last year, rising to almost forty million…

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  • Twitter Testing New Homepage to Better Convert Visitors

    … Twitter is testing a new homepage that the company hopes will improve the conversion rate of visitors to its platform into actual users of the service. Yesterday we reported that Twitter was testing a new ‘Instant Timeline’ for new users signing up to the platform to better retain their attention, and this week the company is also trailing…

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  • Twitter Testing ‘Instant Timeline’ for New Users

    …, food posts, celebrity musings and more. The Instant Timeline algorithm will do its absolute best to make Twitter as interesting as possible for you, right from the start. And you don’t even have to follow anyone. No algorithm is perfect but if Twitter can get this even slightly right, Instant Timeline could go a long way to keeping new users on the platform, boosting membership and driving the company forward. All of which means more interest, more ads and more money – and a much-needed win for Twitter. …

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  • Twitter is Still Bigger Than Instagram, Says Study

    … Last December Instagram reached 300 million monthly active users (MAUs) on the platform, making it bigger than Twitter, which had just 284 million MAUs. A few days later, however, Instagram deleted millions of spam accounts from its system, which we theorised meant that it was now smaller than Twitter. Turns out we were right. GlobalWebIndex…

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