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A Year of Twitter

A YEAR OF TWITTER THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY 2010 SAW IT'S SHARE OF TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES. NO WHERE WAS THAT MORE APPARENT THAN ON TWITTER. WITH THE MICRO-BLOGGING SOCIAL NETWORK BALLOONING FROM A MERE 75 MILLION USERS TO NEARLY 190 MILLION IN JUST A FEW MONTHS, 2010 MARKED TWITTER'S EMERGENCE FROM AN INTERNET CURIOSITY TO A DAY TO DAY NECESSITY. REVENUE OR VISITORS RELATED NEWS TWITTER NEWS ACQUISITION UNIQUE VISITORS SYSTEM UPDATE NEW FEATURE NEW USER 01.10 VISITS: 201,765,005 U VISITS: 24,813,434 WYCLEF JEAN USES TWITTER TO RAISE MONEY FOR HAITI TWITTER IMPLEMENTS SUGGESTED USER BY TOPIC BILL GATES JOINS TWITTER 75,000,000 USERS TOTAL FUNDING AT $160,000,000 02.10 VISITS: 195,210,565 U VISITS: 23,867,354 ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION SERVICE CONAN O'BRIEN JOINS TWITTER LAUNCHES DIRECTORY OF ALL OPEN SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS 50 MILLION TWEETS A DAY DALAI LAMA JOINS TWITTER TWITTER STRIKES A DEAL WITH YAHOO TO SHARE DATA 03.10 VISITS: 258,300,144 U VISITS:27,385,280 ANNOUNCES NEW @ANYWHERE BILLY IDOL JOINS TWITTER 10 BILLIONTH TWITTER ROLLS OUT NEW GEOLOCATION FEATURE TWEET TWITTER TURNS 4 QUEEN NOOR JOINS TWITTER TWITTER LAUNCHES NEW HOMEPAGE SHARESPOST VALUES TWITTER AT $750 MILLION 04.10 VISITS: 234,382,643 UVISITS: 27,711,024 ACQUIRES ATEBITS LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SAVES TWEETS 105,779,710 USERS OFFICIAL BLACKBERRY APP LAUNCHES TWITTER'S FIRST DEVELOPER CONFERENCE 'CHIRP' 55,000,000 TWEETS A DAY ACQUIRES TWEETIE TWITTER UPDATES ARE ADDED TO REALTIME SEARCHES 175 EMPLOYEES TWITTER LAUNCHES NEW AD PLATFORM 'PROMOTED TWEETS' HUGO CHAVEZ JOINS TWITTER VISITS: 229,216,050 U VISITS: 28,235,647 ACQUIRES CLOUDHOPPER 05.10 DEEPWATER HORIZON RESPONSE TURNS TO TWITTER FOR HELP 205 EMPLOYEES ALEX PAYNE QUITS TWITTER OFFICIAL IPHONE TWITTER APP LAUNCHES LINKEDIN BECOMES A FULL FLEDGE TWITTER CLIENT 06.10 VISITS: 230,305,268 U VISITS: 28,026,876 ACQUIRES DABBLE DB 3 BPGLOBALPR JOINS TWITTER 190,000,000 USERS ACQUIRES SMALLTHOUGHT SYSTEMS 65,000,000 TWEETS A DAY TWITTER MOVES FROM MYSQL TO CASSANDRA FTC BARS TWITTER DUE HACKER ATTACKS IN 2009 $5.2 MILLION IN ACQUISITIONS 07.10 VISITS: 230,768,122 U VISITS: 28,887,203 "WHO TO FOLLOW ROLLS OUT KANYEWEST JOINS TWITTER TWITTER BEGINS TESTING INLINE PHOTOS AND VIDEO @EARLY BIRD GOES LIVE 08.10 VISITS: 232,993,916 UVISITS: 28,638,357 TWITTER ACQUIRES DAN COUGHLIN LAUNCHES OFFICIAL SHARE BOOKMARKLET TWITTER TAKES OVER TWEET BUTTON FROM TWEETMEME FILES U.S. TRADEMARK FOR TWEET TWITTER LAUNCHES NEW MARKETING CAMPAIGN TWITTER TALES ADAM BAIN HIRED AS PRESIDENT OF REVENUE LADY GAGA GAINS 5,777,492 FOLLOWERS 09.10 VISITS: 212,714,160 UVISITS: 28,353,704 TWITTER FOR IPAD LAUNCHES NEWLY DESIGNED TWITTER ANNOUNCED NEW 'REPLY TO ALL' AND ʼAUTO COMPLETION' FEATURES FILES TRADEMARK FOR BIRD IN FLIGHT ICON TWITTER SETS ASIDE @EARLYBIRD NEW TWITTER IS ABOUT 50% ROLLED OUT KOSUKE TSUNEOKA USES TWITTER TO ESCAPE CAPTIVITY 10.10 VISITS: 186,046,399 UVISITS: 25,677,370 300 TWITTER LAUNCHES PROMOTED ACCOUNTS EMPLOYEES DICK COSTOLO TAKES OVER AS CEO TWITTER HANDLES MORE THAN A BILLION QUERIES A DAY RUMSFELD OFFICE JOINS TWITTER 160,000,000 USERS NOW HAVE NEW TWITTER 11.10 VISITS: 176,744,079* UVISITS: 24,907,049* TWITTER VALUED AT $3 BILLION 29 BILLION TWITTER TESTS NEW TWEETS NAVIGATIONAL PEOPLE TAB VERIZON BUYS #CYBERMONDAY FROM TWITTER BIDDING WAR RAISES TWITTER VALUE TO $4 BILLION 90,000,000 TWEETS A DAY TIGER WOODS JOINS TWITTER 12.10 VISITS: 178,334,776* UVISITS: 25,128,811* TWITTER VP OF PRODUCT, JASON GOLDMAN STEPS DOWN NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH BLIP.TV, RDIO, SLIDESHARE AND DIPDRIVE ANONYMOUS LAUNCHES OPERATION PAYBACK VIA TWITTER *ESTIMATES BASED ON UNIQUE VISITOR AND TOTAL VISITOR PERCENT CHANGE DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEAR, CELEBRITY DIGITAL DEATH Flowtown. SOURCES: NYTIMES I TECHCRUNCH I COMPETE I GIGATWEET I TIME I TWITTER HUFFINGTON POST I CNET I GOOGLENEWS ע ע ע ע ע

A Year of Twitter

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2010 was an amazing year for Twitter as it exploded from a web curiosity to everyday necessity . This infographic looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly for this social media wonder in 2010.

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