Twitter reached a new milestone – 20 billion tweets, over the weekend, and also added a number of features that improve the way users can get to follow the ones they share interests with, according to T3.
Because he posted the tweet with the number 20 billion, a graphic designer from Tokyo with the screen name “GGGGGGo-Lets-Go” became famous after he sent the 20 billionth Saturday, at the local time 3.44pm. The message was “So that means the barrage might come back later all at once.”
Although the message is a fraction of a conversation and seems meaningless on its own, the tweet has seen its sender flooded by congrats messages based around the message’s URL suffix “20,000,000,000”.
Around the same occasion, Twitter introduced a series a new features on the micro-blogging service, such as “Suggestions for you”, that aims to help users to find people with similar interests. According Twitter’s blog, the suggestions are based on several factors, including people you follow and the people they follow. These suggestions will be visible on Twitter.com and in Find People section.