Five Years of Twitter in One Third of a Backblaze Storage Pod

Twitter 5 Years Old

Twitter turned five years old yesterday. The service now has 200 million users (including @backblaze) who post over one 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 five years of Twitter in just a third of an original Backblaze Storage Pod.

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


About Gleb Budman

Gleb Budman is a co-founder and has served as our chief executive officer since 2007, guiding the business from its inception in a Palo Alto apartment to a company serving customers in more than 175 countries with over an exabyte of data under management. Gleb has served as a member of our board of directors since 2009 and as chairperson since January 2021. Prior to Backblaze, Gleb was the senior director of product management at SonicWall and the vice president of products at MailFrontier, which was acquired by SonicWall. Before that, he served in a senior position at Kendara, which was acquired by Excite@Home, and previously founded and successfully exited two other startup companies.