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In case you didn’t know Twitter has an analytics team. Part of their job is to measure and understand growth. This graph tells a story of how Twitter’s grown over the past three years in terms of number of tweets created per day. Note that tweets from accounts identified as spam have been removed so the counts in this chart do not include spam.

Tweeps were tweeting 5,000 times a day in 2007. By 2008, that number was 300,000, and by 2009 it had grown to 2.5 million per day. Tweets grew 1,400% last year to 35 million per day. Today, we are seeing 50 million tweets per day — that’s an average of 600 tweets per second.

This brings me to the question Ive been thinking about lately which is…Do people have lives anymore or are we all just drones stuck to computers and mobile devices?