Twitter is growing around the globe at a record pace. The company just revealed that they are now generating over 200 million Tweets per day. In a blog post today, Twitter states that:
“Just a year ago, we delivered 65 million Tweets a day. Today, we generate over 200 million Tweets per day. One year ago, there were approximately 150,000 registered Twitter apps. Now, there are more than one million that connect to Twitter. And our team has grown from 250 people to more than 600 in the past 12 months.”
More importantly, “Twitter is where people around the globe come to instantly connect to what’s most meaningful to them. This makes Twitter the only place in the world to get a real-time pulse on what people are thinking and doing practically anywhere,” the comapany said.
Twitter noted that “We’ve come very far in a short time. Now we have an opportunity to expand Twitter’s reach with a significant round of funding led by the venture firm DST Global, with the participation of several of our existing investors. We will use these resources to aggressively innovate, hire more great people and invest in international expansion.”
In a related news to Twitter, the company today as of August 1, launches the Dutch and Indonesian version Twitter, that brings Twitter to eleven languages.
“Thanks to the active and growing Twitter community (200,000 translators and counting), the launch of today’s two languages is our fastest to date,” the company said.” Twitter said that the “Dutch and Indonesian were the first languages to be fully translated by community volunteers using our Translation Center that opened earlier in the year. Volunteers translate twitter.com, support pages, desktop and mobile applications — everything except the Tweets. Then, a select group of the most active translators work closely with the team at Twitter to maintain localized versions of the service.”
“Twitter celebrated its first non-English launch in April 2008 with the release of Twitter in Japanese. In November 2009, Twitter launched it’s second and third languages: Spanish and French.”
Next up: Filipino and Malay. If you speak one of these (or other) languages.