Twitter: King of the APIs

By Deane Barker on April 15, 2010

Twitter Reveals: 75% of Our Traffic is via API (3 billion calls per day): Woof.  That’s a lot of traffic.

[Twitter’s] servers handle 3 billion calls every day, just to the API, and […] 75% of all their traffic comes from their API. If you look at the volume alone, that’s over 30,000 updates, timeline requests and searches per second.