How Twitter Changed in 2010

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.