CHART OF THE DAY: 44% Of New Twitter Accounts Were Made In The First 7 Months Of This Year

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We’ve seen plenty of charts on Twitter’s growth, but this one really grabbed our attention.

In the first half of 2010, 44% of Twitter’s total account population joined the service, according to data from Sysomos, a social media tracking company.

It’s a pretty impressive growth spurt for the already formidable social network.

The caveat: New Accounts created do not equal new and active users. Twitter appears to have many Zombie accounts, according to data from the Pew Research centre. Zombie accounts are people signing up to spam Twitter, and do other non constructive things.

So while this looks pretty great on face of it, the growth might be a little bit slower than what we’re seeing here.

chart of the day, new twitter accounts created, dec 2010

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