Twenty Billion Tweets Can't Be Wrong

About an hour ago, Twitter just hit the big two-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh. For those of you who would rather not be confused, that’s twenty-effing-billion, and scientifically speaking, that’s a hell of a freaking crap ton of dadgum tweets.

The milestone has been hit a mere two months after everyone’s favourite microblogging platform hit 15 billion tweets, and five since 10 billion, which means one definite thing: no, not that Twitter’s growth is still accelerating – that we, as a species, certainly have an awful lot of nothing to say. I’d have captured a more on-the-nose photograph, but Twitter slows for no man – gotta keep spreading the word about that Bieber fellow.

Also, in case you’re interested, this is the 20 billionth tweet.

According to Babelfish, this translates as:

With as for the notion that where you say, whether it comes quietly at amount and after shot in rapid succession,… w

However, according to the infinitely more amusing Translation Party:

He obviously could come after … Gosotto Watt

Who said Twitter isn’t totally deep stuff? Not me. I didn’t say that. I did naat.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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July 31st, 2010 at 2:28 pm

is it OK to say that Twitter hit the 20M GET?

August 1st, 2010 at 8:27 am

SavTheCoder: It was a 20B GET… not 20M

August 2nd, 2010 at 3:29 am



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