Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. WikiLeaks and Julian Assange have dominated news coverage for the past month. But Twitter -- trustworthy, faithful Twitter -- has been around to document every major (and even not so major) news story of the past year. Sysomos, a social media analytics company, just released a report documenting how the service has changed over the past year. Some of the findings:

- 44% of the total Twitter population joined between January 2009 and Aug 2010.
- 82% of Twitter users now provide a name, compared with 33% in 2009.
- 73% provide location information compared with 44% in 2009.
- 63.3% now provide a bio, compared with 31% in 2009.
- 45% of users submit a Web site address, compared with 22% in 2009.
- 80.6% have made fewer than 500 tweets.
- 22.5% have accounted for about 90% of all activity.
- Users with more than 100 friends has increased by three-fold to 21% since 2009.
- Justin Bieber is one of top two-word phrases and top name in user's bios.

Read the full report at Sysomos.

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