Micrblogging with Twitter is not just a fad – it’s a global phenomenon. A study by Forrester released in March reports that between February 2008 and February 2009, Twitter grew by 1,382% That’s the biggest jump of all member community destinations. In second place is Zimbio with 240% growth, followed by Facebook with 228% growth.
To make the story of Twitter’s growth in 2008 even more interesting, consider this — the 1,382% growth rate doesn’t even include the people who visit Twitter through their mobile phones, which is thought to be far in excess of 2 million per month. That’s a lot of people.
Not convinced yet that Twitter is hot? Here’s another piece of information from the Forrester report — the average visitor to Twitter visits 14 times per month and spends at least seven minutes on the site reading and tweeting.
What’s next for Twitter? No one really knows, but one thing is for sure, Twitter is the place to be.