250,000,000 tweets every day: iOS 5 responsible for Twitter surge

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Twitter-on-iPhone-4.jpgTwitter CEO Dick Costolo has revealed that Twitter sign-ups have tripled following the launch of Apple’s iOS 5 mobile OS for iPad, iPod and iPhone.

iOS 5 features deep integration of the micro-blogging social network, and is being credited for the recent boost in Twitter user numbers.

Costolo, speaking at the Web 2.0 summit taking place now in San Francisco also revealed that the service now plays host to around 250,000,000 tweets every day. That’s a quarter of a billion messages every 24 hours.

Costolo acknowledged that the growing volume of tweets brings with it its own challenges.

“We’ve got to figure out how to capture the volume at the same time as separating the signal from the noise,” he said.

“We think that we can be on 2 billion devices around the world, and reach every person on the planet, and the way to do that is through simplifying.”

Are you a new Twitter user? Was iOS 5 your introduction to the micro-blogging craze? Let us know!

Via: Tech Crunch

Gerald Lynch

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