100m Twitter users, let’s put that in easily digestable terms

by Jac Thurmond

Twitter’s reporting that, after 5 years of being alive and kicking, they just managed to pass 100 million active users on their service with more than half of that numberlogging on every day and 40% just reading the site.

So we were wondering, what does 100 million look like? Well, 100 million:

people live in the Philippines.
people would live in around 3 and a half Tokyo metropolitan areas.
was the original price in dollars for Andy Warhol’s Eight Elvises, which sold for $104.2 million and is the 11th most expensive painting ever sold.
people around the world watched the Royal Wedding Image via _DaniloRamos Image via _DaniloRamoson Youtube.
Facebook users play Cityville. Basically, more people play Cityville than live in the densest metropolitan area in the world.
accounts are registered on Yahoo! Mail. And you thought it was dead by now. The real question is, how many of those are spam accounts?
people have calculated their score on Klout, according to a recent press release.
used Myspace back in 9 August 2006. It’s now more like 50 million, and we’d hazard a guess that it’s mostly bands.
active accounts are on Paypal.
units of the Grand Theft Auto franchise have been sold since the first one, including 20 million for GTAIV.

Of course, with Facebook standing at around 700 million users at the moment (thanks to Orkut issues, Facebook got a boost with an influx of Indian and Brazillian users earlier this year), Twitter still has a long way to go before it’s dominant in the market. They’re currently looking to support Hindi, Filipino, Malay and Simplified Chinese on the site, though, bringing supported languages up t0 17, so time will tell if these new markets do much to bolster the bottom line.

Now that they’ve managed to pass the 100 million benchmark, do you see bigger and better things in Twitter’s future? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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