Twitter may hit a huge landmark on Wednesday — welcoming the 500 millionth user to the social network at approximately 3 p.m. EST.
The countdown is on for Twitter’s user milestone. The projection of the figure comes from Twopcharts.com, a third party Twitter analysis company. New accounts registered per second is constantly above 13 on Wednesday, according to the official countdown board.
There are skeptics who challenge these figures. Twopcharts has noticed fluctuations with the Twitter accounts it has been checking while keeping track of the countdown to 500 million. In a blog post, the company states that out of 100,000 accounts it has looked at, many have been suspended or closed. Others are inactive, still showing the default egg profile picture. It’s disheartening to some that 53% of the sample the company is analyzing is inactive. [read]