5 years of Twitter in 1/3rd a Backblaze Pod

March 23rd, 2011

Twitter 5 Years Old
Twitter turned 5 years old yesterday. The service now has 200 million users (including @backblaze) who post over 1 billion tweets per day.

One interesting tidbit they recently mentioned was that all of those billions and billions of tweets compiled over the course of half a decade took a mere 20 terabytes of storage space!

In other words, you could archive all of the last 5 years of Twitter in just 1/3rd of an original Backblaze Storage Pod.

Happy Birthday Twitter! We wish you an amazing next five years!

Gleb Budman
Co-founder and CEO of Backblaze. Founded three prior companies. He has been a speaker at GigaOm Structure, Ignite: Lean Startup, FailCon, CloudCon; profiled by Inc. and Forbes; a mentor for Teens in Tech; and holds 5 patents on security.

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