12 Things That Happen in a Twitter Minute and More

Have you thought about what happens in a Twitter minute and why not all of your tweets are seen by your followers? It is amazing to see these Twitter stats below of what really happens in just one minute. In just 60 seconds these 12 things are quite astonishing. I was most amazed at how many new users signed up in one minute alone!

Twitter trends
Twitter trends to keep an eye on as you market on the network.

Twitter Drives Traffic too!

The other very interesting tidbit that comes from these stats is how many websites views in a 60-second period come right from Twitter alone. Getting unique visits from Twitter is why this social network is a must if you have a website or blog.

It really can drive some traffic to your site.

Search and Social

Everyone thinks the search is all Google but Google has 2 million searches per minute and Twitter is close behind with 1.4 million per Twitter minute. That’s a lot of searching going on via Twitter alone! 

Check out the 12 stats below on this infographic. I’d love to know which surprise you the most in the comments below!

What Happens in a Twitter Minute?

What Are They Doing New Next?

You may have read about some upcoming changes they are working on in the coming months:

  • Native Video – They will be coming out with native video. You will be able to shoot and share videos directly on their network in the coming year. Vine may be coming back under Elon Musk in 2023.
  • Relevant Tweets – The platform has been experimenting with sharing relevant tweets in your timeline, even if you don’t follow the users.
  • Instant and Personalized Timelines for New Users – This is another new thing they are testing out for the new year. It may be a great way for new users to get used to the interface a little quicker. So many people I’ve talked to over the years don’t get Twitter – which is why I’ve published an ebook for Twitter Users to learn to use it more proficiently.
  • Ability to Share Tweets Privately via Direct Messages –  This one does not sound so new to me as you can use DM’s (direct messages) now on their network. Too many users take advantage of these and spam a lot via messages. I sure hope it finds a way to clean them up! Did you know you can now share URLs via DM’s? That is new. Just beware of those nasty spammers.

Twitter claims they will be listening to our feedback so don’t be afraid to tweet them about any of these proposed changes. After all, we are its users!

Which new Twitter update do you like the most and like the least? 

Infographic courtesy of http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2014/10/27/twitter-minute/

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  • olili Bob says:

    Hi Lisa,
    thanks for the update on whats new on twitter, I must confess that i have been enjoying massive traffic from twitter lately after learning a few things about the platform and implementing them. I know by 2015 i will enjoy far better traffic .I like the way twitter is making their platform rich for marketing and trying to improve by the day.

    Thanks for the info


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Bob, that’s great to hear. I love Twitter, it is the best for generating traffic and meeting new folks. I hope you do too Bob. I will have to be sure to follow you there. Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend.

  • Matt Hayden says:

    That point about the number of searches on Twitter is worth remembering. People are using it just like Google in that they’re typing keywords into that search bar. So you should try to be mindful of those “SEO” aspects when tweeting, too. (Actually in a way it’s better than Google because it’s so much quicker!)

    Also, tweeps often use hashtags to search. I have found these can help a lot of you choose well, and don’t overdo them.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Matt, yes that is so true. I don’t think many people do realize that. I love using hashtags when it makes sense. It does help in the search on Twitter and I believe even on Google too Matt. Thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment. Have a great rest of the week Matt.

  • Mohd Arif says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for writing awesome post at 12 things that happen in a twitter minute and more! It is the truth and nothing but the truth!I enjoyed reading.

    Thanks for this wonderful post, I will pass it on, especially for new bloggers I know. It will reinforce what I’ve been telling them.

    Have a nice day!

    Mohd Arif

  • Lisa says:

    Hi Shamsudeen, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. That’s a lot of fake account. I try to go through mine monthly so it’s not such a big job. Be careful not to follow or unfollow too many at a time or you could end up in Twitter Jail. Thanks for coming by and have a great new week ahead.

  • Shamsudeen says:

    Hi Lisa,

    First time reading your blog….thanks for the info.

    I bet if 20% of the 108 account opening in a minute are real……this week I was doing a thorough cleaning on my Twitter account, I discover that about 40% of account am following are either last sent a tweet in past 2,3 years or are just fake.

    I started to unfollow these accounts and surprisingly, I have more than a thousand of these accounts to unfollow. Is just too confusing sometimes to use all these data for marketing purpose.

    Thanks Lisa, and do have a nice day.

  • Nate Leung says:

    Hello Lisa –

    You know it’s funny when I read this post, it was something I needed to read. It’s interesting when I think about it, I’ve been doing research on Twitter ads and trying to figure out how I can get a more targeted audience via Twitter. The 1.4 million Twitter searches blew my mind away. I had no idea. I had no idea that people on Twitter do that much searching via hashtags. On the the same token, it doesn’t surprise me because people do graph searches all the time on Facebook. I myself do a lot of my research on Youtube. I’m going to have to play around with this more and see the power behind Twitter.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Nate, oh yes the stats are really amazing and make you think. It is a place to be! I have met so many wonderful people via Twitter. Most of the others like Facebook you already know them before you are friends with them. There is a lot of power and connections via Twitter Nate, I hope you use it more and see. Thanks for coming by and have a great new week coming up soon!

  • Oloyede Jamiu says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Thank for updating us about the twitter minute with with interesting infographic.

    With these 12 things am seeing and lots of updates that are going underground at twitter, i believe its going to be a powerful social network in the future.

    Thank you for updating us about all these.

    Take care and have a nice day ahead.

    -Oloyede Jamiu

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Oloyede, you are very welcome. I agree with it- it sure has the opportunity to surpass Facebook at some point in the future. Thanks for taking the time to come by and comment, have a great day as well there Oloyede.

  • I knew a couple of those stats but not most of them; fascinating stuff. Twitter is still my favorite social media platform but, like Facebook, I hate that suddenly I’m seeing stuff from people I don’t remember following, only to see that I’m not following them; that just freaks me out. As for the DM feature, they must not have updated it on Tweetdeck because I still can’t send folks like through there.

    Thanks for the information; I wonder if I can do something with it…

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Mitch, now Twitter – that’s my fav social media network too. I’ve been on it since 2009 and visit almost daily. The stats do amaze me too! I am starting to like the idea of the relevant tweets as long as they stay relevant and NOT salesy. Time will tell. You are still using tweetdeck? I haven’t used that on in years. I did hear it had some decent updates though. You are welcome and have a great rest of the week and Thanksgiving!

  • Mayura says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Shouldn’t you be in Twitter team. May be, as a publisher? 😉

    Impressive stats on Twitter and we rarely find revenue figures in such Infographics, isn’t it? Do mobile users account for the most share of these stats? I’ve often wondered about it, considering the global stats.

    Wish if they could share stats about sharing images too. Guess it would be around 4 – 5 times of video links. Now I find images are flooding on Twitter, and stand out among other tweets. Video links? Not much as I’ve experienced. Hmm… More information indeed, but looks like less conversations too.

    I read that Twitter is again focused on releasing standalone apps like Vine in 2015. Do you know what they might be? 🙂 It has something to do with recent acquisitions I believe.

    Bloggers have to rethink about their Social Media strategy with these numbers going up, right? 🙂 Of course, your eBook is a great way to get started and to be a Tweep Master.

    Enjoy your weekend ahead and happy tweetin’, Lisa 🙂


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Mayura, nice to see you back online 🙂 I’d love to work for Twitter, that would be such a fun job! Yes, mobile is accounting for more and more. I find myself using my mobile more just around the house and not the laptop as much unless I’m doing my writing.
      I’d agree with you on less conversations with video but look how well YouTube is doing? It may not be such a bad thing on Twitter. It sure will be interesting to see how they will look in the Twitter feed. I do like how Vine works in the feed already though.
      It must be to make more money, right? That’s why they are in business after all.
      It still amazes me Mayura how many do NOT use Twitter regularly and only push their Facebook posts via an app to share on Twitter – which I feel is almost useless done in that way. I rarely click on any of those links – I say “If I wanted to be on Facebook I’d be on Facebook and not on my Twitter streams”….Just my opinion of course 🙂
      Thanks for coming by Mayura and hope your weekend is going well there since you are hours ahead of us here in the states!

  • Nathan Ambrose says:

    Hi Lisa.

    Those are interesting statistics. I knew a that there is always a lot going on, but I had never considered all of that processing of data in terms of numbers. It shows how important Twitter is for businesses.

    It will be interesting to see how Twitter handles the relevant tweets in one’s timeline feed. Targeting is the order of the day.

    Thanks for sharing.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Nathan, welcome to Inspire to Thrive! They sure are. Twitter is very important for business and yet so many businesses don’t use it yet. I used to have a retail website and it always generated sales for me. The tweets weren’t always about products either, and I got to know many people. Much easier to engage via that than Facebook for a business I believe. Especially with the recent Facebook changes. I am looking forward to those relevant tweets Nathan. Have a great upcoming weekend!

  • Don Purdum says:

    Hi Lisa,

    These are some fascinating numbers. I really had no idea!!! I have really just started using it in the last four months or so and already I’m amazed at some the results I’m getting.

    I’m meeting a lot of new business owners and entrepreneurs and both my website traffic and engagement is going up as a result of Twitter.

    But, to think that much is happening that fast!!!!! It’s really incredible to ponder. I just heard Eric Schmidt, the former Chairman and CEO of Google, say that in 48 hours more content is generated than in all of human history through 2003. It is really staggering!!!!

    I hope you have an awesome finish to your week Lisa!

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Don, they certainly are! I have to find out why your links are not showing here in the comments (it’s on my to-do list). Isn’t it wonderful how you can meet people in your niche on Twitter? That’s why I love it so much, on Facebook you have to know them first.
      Wow, that is amazing from Google. I wonder where it is all headed.
      Thanks Don and I hope you have a great weekend coming up, hard to believe we are heading into Thanksgiving week.

  • Amiti says:

    That is a whole lot of stuff going on in a minute, and IMO it is something that makes Twitter weaker than Facebook, as a social media network. Sometimes less is more, and in the case of Twitter, fewer tweets/minute could result in more interactions. We as people get lost when we are offered tens of different options, but make choices in a snap when we have 2-3 different options.

    Thanks for sharing, and I am looking forward to the videos that will be in our feeds!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Amiti, That is for sure! Funny I get more lost on Facebook than on Twitter. I think it’s the use of lists that keeps me more focused on Twitter vs. Facebook. I guess is all depends on how one uses the networks right? Video right in the feed will be really cool and relevant tweets is something I am looking forward to. Thanks for coming by Amiti and have a wonderful weekend ahead!

  • Babshaybell says:

    Hey Lisa,

    That’s a whole lotta thing to happen on Twitter in just a MINUTE! Wow… Awesome

    Thanks for the update… BTW! I Called you M.A.D On my blog! You might wanna see why LOL 😆

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Babs, welcome to InspireToThrive ! Yes, there certainly is! That’s why I love using lists on Twitter – it really helps me to stay focused when I do go on.
      You are welcome. Thank you for that – I’m honored to be included in your M.A.D. group! So creative btw.
      Have a great rest of the week.

  • Lisa that query number is ASTOUNDING! Thanks so much for this inspiring share 😉

    I’m on a twitter fast. After almost working the network daily, for the past 5 years, I’m pulling back. Me’s due for a break, right? 🙂 But your stats and hey, what happens in a minute, gives cause for pause. I may not play numbers games here as much these days but I get targeting. I really get targeting. I get when people search for keywords or phrases on twitter and when your handle pops up. I also get the deal with possibly sending relevant tweets to streams even if you’re not following someone.

    I love that one.

    Targeting seems to be important to twitter, and users, so we’ll keep the feedback coming to see what else transpires in a twitter minute.

    I for one love their updates….and your post may have goaded me to break my twitter fast.

    Well done Lisa! 😉

    Thanks again for the inspired share. Tweeting it, of course 🙂


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Ryan, You are welcome. I’m not on Twitter as much but am trying to respond more to those that do share my stuff, etc. I think engagement is still key there. That’s how I meet so many wonderful people, bloggers and friends. I have a local group we meet for lunch every month now and have a ball.
      I’m liking the idea of their relevant tweets more and more. It will be a new exciting year for Twitter. I hope the newbies joining stay on and on.
      I am looking for an updated handle and the one I wanted Lisapats is taken by someone who signed up in 2009, tweeted once and has 3 followers with an egg image. I’d love to get that handle or I’ll have to think more creatively how to change mine. Then there are others like us who keep active on Twitter daily and have success with using it in many ways.
      Thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment Ryan. I hope all is well there on the islands. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving there btw?

  • Hi Lisa,

    I did a article way back on Twitter and it’s statistics. I find Twitter amazing although many people find it hard. I love the infographic and find the Twitter facts you’ve mentioned very interesting. I’m very interested in using Twitter more efficiently and still very interested in the ads. Hopefully, we can get our schedules to sync up and discuss. 🙂

    Great job.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Barbara, you are so right! I find the same thing when I’m out of the blogosphere, others find Twitter hard and I don’t know why 🙂 I think it’s because they have been using Facebook and it’s different from that. Yes, let’s do that. My leg is much better so anytime Barbara. Thanks for coming by and hope to chat soon!

  • Adrienne says:

    Hey Lisa,

    I am not surprised by this information at all. I’ll watch my stream and I’m not even following as many people as some and I miss a LOT. That’s when I’m actually on there at that moment and I think most of us really aren’t spending a lot of time there each day. We shouldn’t at least so there is no wonder so much goes missed,

    I had been told not too long ago to share your post several times throughout the day that you published it and I had always been taught of course to not share your own stuff. But the fact of the matter is, if someone sees it it’s not going to be many people so spread it out and share throughout the day. That way you have a better chance of it being picked up and since Twitter is one of my top referral networks I know this definitely does work.

    Great share and I agree with Donna, leave it to you to keep us informed.

    Hope you’re doing great and glad you got your name changed. I saw that the other day so now I’ll have to get use to that. 🙂


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Adrienne, oh yes – the other week some big news was going on about the Post Office where my sister works and she asked if I had seen about it – I hadn’t been watching much news this past year (less stressful) and I said “no”, she said “Didn’t you see it on Twitter”? Nope – I had not! We certainly can’t catch everything going on Twitter which is why I use lists. Yesterday a of firetrucks and police were across the street where I work – I checked my Twitter list for local media and knew immediately what was going on. (Another reason I LOVE Twitter).
      I’ve got to do that more Adrienne, I’m always so afraid of tweeting my own stuff too much that I barely ever do more than 1 or 2 per day. Thanks for that reminder on self promotion.
      Yes – I decided to go back to my maiden name – it’s a lot of work but I feel good about it. It’s sort of a way of a new start and a promise to myself.
      Thanks for coming by Adrienne and I can’t wait to get started on your course this upcoming weekend. Enjoy the rest of this week!

  • Wow, Lisa, 347,222 tweets in just one minute!
    What an interesting infographic, Lisa.

    Twitter is one of my favorite for social media marketing,
    there are so many tools associated to it.
    I like to mention Triberr, or JustRetweet, for example.

    Thanks for sharing, have a good rest of this week! 😀

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Erik, I thought so too. I love both Triberr and JustRetweet. There is another one, I’m not sure which but I see folks tweeting me new posts out immediately after I hit publish, I will have to find out which that is. Thanks for coming by Erik and enjoy the rest of the week as it’s flying by!

  • Tim Bonner says:

    Hi Lisa

    Twitter is a big traffic generator for me too and it’s the one social media network I really concentrate on.

    I really don’t like getting auto-DMs though. I usually just delete them because they are so spammy. Recently, I’ve been getting DMs saying following us on Facebook etc. I only just followed them on Twitter so I wouldn’t go over to Facebook and follow people straight away without knowing them better.

    I really like the idea of relevant Tweets. There are so many people on Twitter and I can’t follow them all to find out who sends relevant Tweets out. At least that would be a great way to discover people who are Tweeting things that I would find relevant so I could then follow them.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Tim, I’m not surprised since I see you there almost daily. Same here – I’m not a big fan of auto DM’s – that really is a pet peeve of mine, if I wanted to follow them on Facebook I’d be THERE right?
      I’m starting to like that idea more and more.I checked my stats after Adrian mentioned he noticed more a few weeks ago and thinks it’s because they did the relevant tweets – that would be sweet!
      I hope your week is going well Tim and thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment on this one.

  • Irish Carter says:

    Hi Lisa

    I really like these new updates Twitter is making. I really think the new personalized support for new users will be a huge support. I remember being a late bloomer to twitter because I really didn’t get it when I started using it. Once I did, I realized how powerful of a resource it was and is. If I had understood better how to use the interface, I think I would have been on board a lot sooner than I was.

    You always offer such great information that is so helpful. Thanks for the updates. It’s great to know.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Irish, nice to see you back here 🙂 Yes – I would agree as many new users quit before they really get started there on Twitter. I took to it quickly – I really love the way it is fast paced and prefer it over Facebook and the other social networks STILL. I’m glad you found the info helpful Irish – be sure to sign up for emails so you can get the latest eBook on Tweeting Like It’s 2nd Nature for FREE! Have a great rest of the week and thanks for coming by.

  • Corina Ramos says:

    Hi Lisa,

    You are definitely the reigning Queen of Twitter! The stats in this infographic are crazy! It’s amazing what goes on in a Twitter minute.

    I’m with Bren, it’s the most traffic generator for me too. And I have noticed there isn’t much “socializing” on Twitter as there used to be. She’s right though, every one is about business and busy juggling projects and I admit I am one of them.

    I love the new changes coming up, especially the video and relevant tweets! I can’t wait for those features to launch! I would love it if they’d add a few more characters…like to 150. You know for those of us who like to gab ;)!

    Great post lady! Thanks for sharing. I’m definitely passing this along! Hope you’re having a great week so far! Stay warm :).

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Corina, lol – thanks. I so agree. I go through periods (when I have the time – to socialize there) it still is my all time fav social network. I’m not sure if I will like the relevant tweets, but as Adrian pointed out we did receive more engagement when it looks like they tested it so I would be all for it due to that. I like your thinking on the 150 characters, I would love it too. It sure got cold here Corina, time for me to break out my winter gloves today! Enjoy the rest of your week.

  • Adrian Jock says:

    Hi Lisa,

    A few weeks ago there were 2 or 3 days when all my tweets had a big increase of the reach (noticed via Twitter Analytics). Since all the tweets had a sudden increase in comparison with the previous days, the only explanation that came to my mind was that I was part of a Relevant Tweets test.

    Now if we can figure out what is the algo they use… hehe 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Adrian, you know you made me look at mine, right? Mine showed an increase a few days ago, interesting. I bet you got that right on the testing. Oh yes, we need to be a fly on the wall over there at Twitter as well as Google too. Thanks for coming by Adrian and have a great rest of the week.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I can always count on you to keep me up to date on what Twitter is doing. I see great potential with marketing strategies on this platform.

    Now I’m not on Twitter a lot, because of the products and trainings I’m doing. My marketing has been via Facebook and doing well. But I do want to get my hands on Twitter for marketing purposes.

    One of my goals for 2015 is to get back on track with Twitter. Reading this post has helped me so much and I thank you for it.


    • Lisa says:

      Hi Donna, I sure do try, thanks! Let me know if you received my latest eBook on Twitter too – if not I will email it out to you as you are a frequent reader here. Thanks for coming by and for your input too Donna. I may ask you for a guest post on Facebook 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your week Donna!

  • Bren Lee says:

    Great post Lisa!

    I’m personally not a fan of the DM one. I like Twitter just the way it is. It is by far the biggest blog and author site traffic generator I have. I do miss some of the personal communication on there but hey, everyone is so business now days! If I was only allowed to have one social network for my sites, it would definitely be Twitter. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the new updates Lisa! :mrgreen:

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Bren, me neither, I think we both agreed on that one before! I would say the same as well as if I had to choose a site – one site only – it would be Twitter. I love the fast pace of it as well as getting to know folks in your niche you would otherwise not get to know. Have a great Wednesday Bren and stay warm there – I have to take my gloves out here today!

  • Hi Lisa, wow that’s an interesting infographic. The unique site visits per minute is quite astonishing, for me Twitter is the 5th largest referral traffic provider to my blog, and it’s slowly going up the leaderboard, doubt that it will ever overtake Google though, but you never know.

    Also the 108 accounts per minute is pretty impressive, that’s 6480 new Twitter accounts per hour, then you have to wonder how many of those accounts are genuine and how many are fake. Interesting though 🙂

    Have a great week 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Fabrizio, welcome to Inspire to Thrive! That’s pretty decent coming in on 5th largest referral site to your blog. If Google makes more changes you never know. I’ve experienced that before – getting tons of traffic from Google and then down to 0. I wondered that too – if all the new users are genuine, I bet the majority are. Thanks for coming by and have a great rest of the week too there!

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