More than 50 million tweets a day flow through our timelines. Could anyone read every one of them?
Has Twitter reached critical mass? At Death and Taxes, one writer took a stopwatch to a scroll through his Twitter feed. He reports it took an average of 6.6 seconds to read each tweet. This adds up to a huge 330 million seconds – equaling about 10 years – to give a cursory glance to all the tweets in a single day. And forget about clicking on links – that can only drive up your reading time and will most certainly distract you from the task at hand. (but then again, isn't Twitter inherently a distraction?)