Twitter cross the landmark milestone 500 million registered twitter users (a.k.a tweeps). The 500 millionth twitter account was registered today at approximately 10 am PST (Pacific / Twitter / San Francisco time) according to Twopcharts.com. Twitter is yet to officially** comment on and react to this event.
Who is the 500 Millionth Twitter User?
An individual by the name of Piotr Janicki registered the 500 millionth twitter account @JanickiPiotr. Janicki is still to tweet from @JanickiPiotr, but is following 2 tweeps and has about 6 followers at the time of this writing.
The tweep after @JanickiPiotr, twitter user #500,000,001 is @AnnamariaAngris (given name Annamaria Angrisani) did tweet after signing up. The tweet is in italian
..immersa negli scatoloni per il prossimo trasloco…aiutooo sto sclerando!!!
when translated into english, the tweet reads something like
[I]mmersed in the boxes for the next move … I’m am so exasperated!
At this point, twitter is just 300 million users shy of catching up with the other popular social network – Facebook.
** Twitter has declined to comment on both its amount of users and the accuracy of Twopcharts