Stat of the day: 100m

The number of active users now on Twitter.

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Twitter just keeps breezing past those milestones. The micro-blogging site says it now has 100m active users around the world – with almost half of those visiting the site daily.  

There are also 400m monthly unique visitors to the website, up 70% from the start of the year, Twitter’s chief executive told a news conference. So why is it keen to reveal these impressive figures? The site is putting forward its first in-depth money-making growth plan. Apparently, it wants to increase the number of adverts it displays by putting them in more places across the site. So there’s a chance you could see promoted tweets in your timeline, even if you’re not following the person or company. That’s bound to get people tweeting furiously...

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