Twitter to surpass 500 million registered users later today

London: Popular micro blogging site Twitter is likely to hit 500 million registered users later today, a report has said.

Twopcharts, a third party Twitter analysis company claimed that the website, which processes more than a billion tweets a week, is set to hit the milestone figure soon.

The figure, however, relates to the total number of registered accounts and does not reveal how many are active, The Telegraph reports.

At present, there are 100 million active Twitter accounts, a figure which was announced by the company’s executives last September.

A Twitter spokesman declined to comment on third party figures and said that the company only tracks how many active users are using the site.

Meanwhile, Facebook recently announced that it had over 800 million active users and is well on track to hit the one billion member mark imminently.

Google+, the search giant’s rival social network, which launched last year, announced that it had reach 90 million users last month.

However, Google has not revealed what percentage of the 90 million accounts are active.


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