Although the platform itself is not new, Twitter has seen a dramatic increase in usage over the past year, and is now influencing the way that media is presented and spread on the ‘net.
Industry analysts have been throwing some pretty solid numbers around:
- Close to 1000% increase in traffic over the past year
- There were 2.25 million tweets posted every day, worldwide
Pause for a second to take that number in: 2.25 million per day! This isn’t a niche network of people who are wasting time at work; this is a legitimate method of spreading news, both positive and negative.