Twitter 1 Billion Users Goal
Twitter 1 Billion Users Goal – Twitter has set their goals very high. The co-founders, Biz Stone and Evan Williams said yesterday in front of an audience at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club that they hoped that their social networking service would eventually reach more than 1 billion users. Even today, more than 1.8 million people join the service on average, per week. That is more than the population of Stone’s home state of Nebraska. The company said that they were confident that they would one day reach one billion users, but did not put a date on when they would like to achieve that goal.
They also discussed the recent redesign of the platform. They said that they were pleasantly surprised with the way that the new design was received, as they did not receive any major backlash over the redesign. Facebook has redesigned itself on several occasions, and each time there is a huge backlash from the user base, with many calling for the company to bring the old design back.
The new design aims at keeping the site as simple as it always had been, while adding a bit of functionality and featured content to the screen. Stone said that they were careful not to bombard users with too much information, but wanted to give users the option to dig deeper into the service from their home screen.
It will be interesting to see how they continue to change the face of Twitter moving forward. Today Twitter is the largest streaming information source on the web, with million giving their input on a variety of subjects.
Will you being joining the site in hopes of being the billionth user?