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How many followers do most people really have on Twitter? The average number of both followers and other members people on Twitter are following is about 70, according to the State of the Twittersphere, a new report by Web marketing startup HubSpot. (Full report embedded below). But that average is skewed by elite Twitterers who have hundreds or thousands of followers. The vast majority of people on Twitter use it to keep in touch with a much smaller circle of friends and peers. For those with 50 or fewer followers (three quarters of all users), the average number of followers is 15.6 and the average number of people they are following is 18.4.
—70% of Twitter users joined in 2008 —20% of Twitter users have joined in the past 60 days —The average user has been on Twitter 275 days
So it is pretty much all newbies, and mainstream adoption is just getting started. —The most popular days of the week to Tweet are Wednesday and Thursday —An estimated 5,000 to 10,000 new accounts are registered each day. —Only 5 percent of all Twitter users have more than 250 followers. —Only 0.8 percent have more than 1,000 —22 percent have five or fewer followers —Another 24 percent (the largest group) have between 11 and 25 followers