Twitter looks to move into mainstream – latimes.com

Posted on April 14, 2010

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Reporting from San Francisco

At its first Chirp conference, the firm reports rapid growth and tries to reassure developers alarmed by the announcement of new advertising initiatives.

Twitter Inc., the fast-growing social network, said Wednesday that it has more than 105 million registered users, up more than 1,500% from a year ago, and is adding 300,000 users every day.

The staggering figures were unveiled by Biz Stone and Evan Williams, co-founders of the 4-year-old Internet company, at its inaugural developers conference, dubbed Chirp.

In addition to an explosion of users, Twitter is fielding 600 million search queries each day and users are sending out 55 million tweets a day, they said. Tweets are short messages of 140 characters or fewer.

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