How Big Is Twitter?

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How Big is Twitter? This is without a doubt the largest "Twitter related" graphic I have ever embedded into an ActiveRain blog post. If you printed twitter today, here's some great comparisons of what that might look like with a really good printer! LOL~ I'm not sure how accurate this comparison is, but I did find this very interesting.

If You Printed Twitter
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My first tip and suggestion for 2011? DON'T PRINT Twitter! I'd love to see a similar comparison for someone considering printing Facebook, I'm willing to bet that it would most likely consume the earth's entire source of paper and require every printer cartridge on the planet?!?

Just some food for thought....

If you're looking for some "useful" Twitter facts & tips, here's a site with nearly 25,000 people contributing and sharing their ideas with each other. I have found some great tips and articles here: TFollower.com

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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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Well, that certainly spells it out!     I think Twitter is very misunderstood as a marketing venue, and will further come into its own.

Jan 03, 2011 02:47 PM #1
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
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Maybe I will just save Twitter to a USB thumb drive...

Jan 03, 2011 02:49 PM #2
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Brad Andersohn
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I love stats and comparisons, some of these can be fairly accurate and get pretty creative.

Li - I think you may be right! - :-)

Mike - How Big is your thumb drive?  lol~

Jan 03, 2011 03:19 PM #3
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Brad Andersohn
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Just to give a sample of how powerful Twitter can be when used properly, here's just one of 5 really "cool tweets links" that just rolled down my Tweetdeck.  50 Stock Photo Sites for Every Small Business Need - http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/01/image-sites-small-business.html

If I had the time, I could come back evey 30 minutes with a new and useful link that someone has shared on Twitter, it's one of the biggest and fastest moving resources of content and information I've ever seen, but you need to have the time and tools to filter through it all.

Jan 03, 2011 03:38 PM #4
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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Of course if you asked congress to print Twitter it would cost twice as much and take three times as long as the numbers reflected here!

Jan 03, 2011 03:38 PM #5
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René Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
New Media Marketing

Takes it way out and beyond the "firehose" analogy doesn't it! Those numbers are mind numbing and hard to actually fathom. And that's just Twitter... as you said, there's Facebook, then add in everywhere else we exchange info... like YouTube...

Jan 03, 2011 03:47 PM #6
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Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
Destin FL Real Estate

Brad - Does it mean we are all becoming nothing more than internet bytes?  I love your graphics.

Jan 03, 2011 06:26 PM #7
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Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

How funny, really brings home that just a few words sent out can go a long way and also how this has really become popular.  Thanks for sharing!

Jan 03, 2011 06:52 PM #8
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Ron Holborn
Short Sales, Foreclosures, Rentals, Income Real Estate - Anaheim, CA
Commercial & SFR, Anaheim CA, Real Estate & Short Sale Specialist

Not only facebook and u-tube what about activerain?  I know Twitter is a great marketing tool and resource but I don't understand the fascination to document every thought or action....do I really need to know if your drinking a mocha latte right now?....lol.

Jan 03, 2011 07:02 PM #9
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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Twitter is big, but the question is how to use it efficiently?

Jan 03, 2011 10:26 PM #10
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Jeff Dowler CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Brad - pretty cool. It certainly conveys vividly how big Twitter has gotten. I can't even imagine the graphic for Facebook.

Jeff

Jan 04, 2011 10:27 PM #11
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
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Very fun, Brad!  Thanks!!!

Jan 06, 2011 02:43 AM #12
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Jeanne Kozak
RE/MAX In Action - Martinsburg, WV
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Brad, did you drink too much coffee?

Jan 10, 2011 11:41 PM #13
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@Jeanne - LOL!!!  Everyday!!!  :-))

Jan 11, 2011 04:45 AM #14
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