Twitter has been said to have reached its used by date, to be dying even – but there’s still life in this old bird.
Because stats like 330 million monthly active users (MAUs), 500 million tweets posted every single day and 23 percent of the internet population are on Twitter say otherwise.
Everyone knows by now that Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass as a social media platform that allowed users to send short 140-character messages called tweets.
Here I’ve compiled 40 up-to-date Twitter stats to give you the current state of Twitter in 2018, what its users are doing on it and how they are using the platform.
Twitter Monthly Active Users (MAU) worldwide was 336 million in Q1 2018. This represents a 6 million MAU increase. The third and fourth quarter numbers remained the same, it does represent an increase of over 4 million quarter-over-quarter for the second quarter of 2017.
Some of this may be due to new technology improvements. According to Twitter, “In Q1, we further refined the timeline to display a broader set of Tweets from a person’s network and applied deep learning models to show the most relevant Tweets” (Source:Twitter files.shareholder.com/downloads/AMDA-2F526X/6347904769x0x978175/05B95296-0113-41FE-9F7F-FE0B0E4932CE/Q1_2018_Selected_Company_Metrics_and_Financials.pdf)
The most popular Tweet of 2018 (so far) goes to @BarackObama, his “No one is born hating another person because of the color ..” tweet has received 4.55 million likes so far:
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
The Twitter statistic above presents a ranking of the most popular Twitter accounts as of June 2018, sorted by the highest numbers of followers. During that month, singer Katy Perry‘s account @katyperry had 109.5 million followers. In comparison, former U.S. President Barack Obama‘s account was followed by almost 103 million people (Source: statista.com/statistics/273172/twitter-accounts-with-the-most-followers-worldwide)
Updated by Lisa.