This morning I hit 50000 tweets which is incredibly scary. In fact I reached the number with a tweet to this post which is quite strange really!
I joined Twitter just under four years ago and never expected to use it much. I mean it seemed like a good idea, but I didn’t really see the point of 140 character updates. It took about ten months for me to change my mind when I met some great people through it that I didn’t previously know through gaming community sites or blogging.
Twitter has done great things for me. The following are a few things I can think of now, but they’re by no means all:
- I have gotten no less than four jobs, including my current one, via Twitter. This was either through recommendations or seeing the ads at the right time.
- I won several competitions, including a £100 voucher from GAME or a game from Gamezine or a game from 360Junkies.
- I have found former friends on here.
- I have met many amazing people.
- The local #rdg Twitter community.
- Source of information.
- I have had some great conversations, such as this one or this one or this one or this one or this one.
- It’s a great place to get help from either from official accounts or from fellow tweeters.
Some stats and facts:
- 50000 tweets.
- ~42.2 tweets per day.
- Most tweets in a month: July 2010 with 2643 tweets.
- My most active tweet time is 10pm.
- 83.71% of my tweets are replies.
- 1.93% of my tweets are retweets. Most retweeted with 99 tweets is @satscenes.
- Most used clients are Spaz [29649 tweets], web [7456 tweets] and Tweetdeck Android [5475 tweets]. Curious seeing I’ve only had my Android phone since October!
- I have never used Twitter’s new style retweet.
- I’ve never used a service like Twitlonger.
- All my pictures are on TwitPic, the only photo site I like.
- I’ve had 1018 twooshes. That’s tweets using the full 140 characters.
- My top five words are: good, know, that’s, yeah, really.
- My top five hashtags are: #rdgtweetup, #rdg, #twitlight, #soulcat, #lost.
- I love hashtags.
Here is to another 50000 tweets!