If you were to gather all of the tweets ever created, how much hard drive space would they fill?

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by / April 8, 2011
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Answer: 20 terabytes. Twitter engineer Michael Abbott mentioned the figure in a blog about Twitter's recent data center migration. 20 terabytes -- once an inconceivably large amount of storage -- is, as PCMag.com put it, today about "$900 or so worth of hard drives from Fry's Electronics" 

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen is the former editor of FutureStructure.

 

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