Some social media companies rise and fall quickly. Twitter, however, doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

The company used its own account this morning to announce that there are more than 200 million active Twitter users each month.

That represents a 42 percent increase from the 140 million users reported last March. The company said in June that there are more than 400 million Tweets sent out per day.

It’s still a far cry from the billion users on Facebook, but right in line with the 187 million monthly LinkedIn users and well past the 120 million monthly Google+ users.

Twitter hit 100 million monthly active users last September, about five years after the company launched. Twitter added the same amount of users in 15 months as it did in the previous five years. It’s certainly growing quickly.

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  • Guest

    Congratulations to Twitter on reaching this milestone! If Twitter were a country, it would be the fourth-most populous and the wealthiest in the world.

  • Aaron Evans

    Judging by my twitter followers (maybe I’m just not that popular) about 50% of them are spam bots.

  • Paul Coulter

    I honestly believe that half of those active users aren’t really active or are fake. Most use programs to drip links from RSS feeds or pre-loaded files so that they look active. The programs will also auto-follow persons that post about certain topics. And if the person doesn’t follow back, the program will automatically unfollow him / her.

    Twitter does serve a purpose for crowd-sourcing real time information from events and such, but I don’t see much use for it otherwise. Twitter is overrated IMO.

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