- 18.5% of newly registered accounts have become inactive in a period of 3 months. These can be both deleted accounts and suspended accounts.
- 20.2% of the registered accounts are not following anyone and have not sent a single tweet, which makes it hard to imagine that these accounts are in any way active users of Twitter.
- 2.3% of the last 100 million accounts are protected.
- Use of standard "egg" as profile image: 48.9% of registered accounts.
- Use of location field: 14.8% of registered accounts
- Use of account description field: 16.9% of registered accounts.
- Use of both location and description: 10.2% of registered accounts.
According to our definitions, an active Twitter user sends a tweet on average at least once per week, and has sent at least 1 tweet in the last 30 days. 15.1% of registered accounts meet this definition. In other words, we believe that for every 100 million new registered users there are 15 million new active accounts. When we apply a wider definition, including all accounts that send a tweet at least twice per month, and have sent a tweet in the last 60 days, the percentage of active new accounts increases to 21.3%. On a daily basis this means that Twitter is growing with about 150-200 thousand active users every day.