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Has Twitter Reached its peak? Google Insights Suggests it May Have

15 April 2009 Posted by in category: Internet tools with Tags , ,

I’ve just run into a tweet by infusecreative with an interesting Google Insights search. It shows that the number of searches for the term “Twitter” has stopped ascending. Since the beginning of 2009, the search for Twitter has been raising constantly. That was true up until March 22, when it plateaued. Has twitter reached its peak?  

Searches for Twitter  stopped ascending

Google Insights results for “Twitter”

Update 04/20/2009: Twitter only had a peak (click the image above to see the current graph). 

10 Responses to “Has Twitter Reached its peak? Google Insights Suggests it May Have”

  1. ptdavis 16 April 2009 at 6:33 am (PERMALINK)

    You mean it peaked right about the time Twitter made its push into “immediate search” messaging? Could be an indication of Twitter's success there. How many people, for example, search the terms “Google”?

  2. ptdavis 16 April 2009 at 6:52 am (PERMALINK)

    According to this “methodology” Google has “plateaued” as well. Geesh.

  3. Dave 16 April 2009 at 7:06 am (PERMALINK)

    Looking more closely I just see normal variations:

  4. eyalsela 16 April 2009 at 10:06 am (PERMALINK)


  5. eyalsela 16 April 2009 at 10:08 am (PERMALINK)

    well, I agree that that is not the most scientific methodology, but don't you think that looking for Google when you're in Google is not the most relevant search query?

  6. ptdavis 16 April 2009 at 6:02 pm (PERMALINK)

    I agree – that's part of my point. Twitter is “search” as well, or they'd have us see it that way. So “searching” for it makes no more sense than searching for Google. I think the claim, based on the “data” presented, that Twitter has peaked is beyond ludicrous!
    Thanks for the idea volley.

  7. Derek 16 April 2009 at 7:44 pm (PERMALINK)

    Are you serious? Why would you even post this? “Has Twitter peaked?” is the dumbest thing I've read all week.

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