A nice power law looking graph from Business Insider on the properties of Twitter users, and about 175 million Twitter accounts have been registered to date. But how many of those accounts are actually active and being used? Hard to say it seems. The article reports on digging into the Twitter API and finding that
Using data that is now just one month old, he found out that…
- There were 119 million Twitter accounts following one or more other accounts.
- There were 85 million accounts with one ore more followers.
With these figures, and Twitter's claim of 175 million accounts, a little subtraction shows us that there are 56 million Twitter accounts following zero other accounts, and 90 million Twitter accounts with zero followers.