Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Twitter turns five

Happy 5th birthday Twitter.

I could be wrong but I very much doubt that when Jack Dorsey posted that very first tweet that he imagined there would be a billion tweets a week just five years later.

That's impressive growth no matter how you look at it.

When it launched Twitter employed 8 people. Now it around 400.

For me though one big question remains unanswered - how on earth they make enough money to pay those 400 hundred people?


Blogger Dennis Moons said...

350 million in outside capital
400 employees that have been working there for 5 years

Based on these very rough calculations that is 175 000 per employee per year.

I think they are making some of it back with their promoted TT and tweets, but not all yet.

2:26 AM  
Anonymous lauren said...

i know how they could make money, but maybe i should keep it a secret and sell the idea to them and make my own little pile of monies.

5:38 PM  

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