Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Update from Biz Stone: Twitter accounts grow more than 1,500%

I just received the following update from a list I signed up for from Twitter:


In the early days of Twitter,
I used to send out short updates just to keep everyone in the loop since so much
was happening. It's been a while, but you signed up for short, monthly updates
from Twitter so we thought it was time to start sharing more information. We've
had quite a year. If you haven't visited in a while, we'd like to invite you to
come have a look at
-- we've been busy!


In the course of a year, registered Twitter accounts have grown
more than 1,500% and our team has grown 500%. Recently, we hired our 140th
employee! His name is Aaron and he's an engineer focused on building internal
tools to help promote productivity, communication, and support within our
company. We celebrated with a little dance party.

of Note

Some features of note that we released over the course of a
year include the ability to create
, quickly spread information with a retweet button, and an easier way
to activate
your mobile phone
to work with Twitter over SMS. We also built a new mobile
web site that looks and works much better on smart phones.


By working together during critical times when others
needed help, sharing important information that otherwise might not make the
news, and inventing new and interesting ways to use Twitter, you've shown us
that Twitter is more than a triumph of technology -- it is a triumph of
humanity. Projects like Fledgling
and Hope140
were inspired by you.

there may only be 140 full-time employees working at the Twitter offices, there
are thousands of dedicated platform developers who have now created more than
70,000 registered Twitter applications creating variety and utility for all of
us. We'll be gathering this spring at Chirp,
our first ever official Twitter developer conference.

Stone, Co-founder (@Biz)

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