Twitter Hits The Magical Threshold: 10 Billion Tweets

We reported a couple of days ago that Twitter would reach 10 billion Tweets; well we can report that the social networking site has achieved this great milestone. Mashable had been keeping an eye on the count by using Gigatweet’s counter, but that service went down due to high volume traffic.

Thankfully the Social Media Guide was able to track these Tweets by their Tweet ID numbers. Many had thought that Twitter was beginning to slow down in pace, but when you think that the Tweets were at 1billion in November 2008, 5 billion four months back and now the magic 10 billion early hours this morning, pace has picked up once again.

We do not know why it was so important to reach 10 billion, it is not as if the user was going to get any sort of prize like Apple was offering iTunes users once they reached a millstone.

How long do you think it will be before Twitter reaches 15 billion Tweets?