Number of Tweets on Twitter Now Exceeds World Population

Twitter, the popular social network and microblogging service, reached an interesting milestone this morning.

According to the number of tweets ( Twitter messages ) posted on the site now exceeds the world population at 6.8 billion.

It is estimated that Twitter broke this record at around 1 AM EST this morning.

The numbers were pulled from GigaTweet, a Twitter tracking tool, and the World Population Clock.

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