Worldwide visitors to Twitter.com increased 95 percent in the month of March from 9.8 million to 19.1 million…This compares to 9.3 million visitors in the U.S. alone.
The comScore numbers provide a good proxy for Twitter’s overall growth, which was helped recently by Ashton Kutcher’s race with CNN to one million followers, and Oprah’s subsequent adoption of the service.
If Twitter can keep this rate of growth up, it should cross 50 million visitors by summer.
Ted Turner (who has not yet been ding dong ditched) vows that if 10,000 more people join the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, he’ll have Ashton & Demi over for dinner. “I hope you like bison”
I don’t think celebrities joining Twitter will be the service’s demise…More people joining Twitter is is only good news for Twitter - it might help traffic grow and finally lead to a profitable business model. My only beef (and I’m not alone) is that the Kutcher stunt is will take credit for Twitter reaching this new milestone. Not the fact that Twitter came in very handy during the Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, the California wild fires, James Buck Twittering the word “arrested” from Egypt to get help from his school to get out of jail… or the hundreds of other instances of Twitter put to good use. Damn it Oprah.
— Twitter and the celebrity effect « Andi Narvaez - Down and Across
Episode 4 of CelebRetweet Scoop covers the great Twitter Race to 1 Million between Ashton Kutcher and CNN Breaking News with Larry King. And of course we talk about Oprah and the impact of her joining the Twitterverse. As always, we discuss @Replies and #FollowFriday recommendations for the week of April 12-April 19, 2009.