Twitter is one of the most popular social networks in the world with some 974 million accounts but just how many of those have ever published? A new report from Twocharts, a website that tracks Twitter activity, claims to have the answer and it just might surprise you.

The social media tracking site tells us that roughly 44 percent of all Twitter accounts have never published a single tweet while 30 percent have sent 10 or fewer tweets. Their data isn't based on whether or not someone has logged into a particular account but rather if an account has retweeted or sent out its own unique tweet.

There's plenty to take away from the findings depending on how you look at it.

There are no doubt a lot of people that have Twitter accounts simply for the sake of staying informed and reading posts from others. Some people prefer to take everything in rather than voice their own opinion which makes perfect sense.

Several other scenarios could also explain some of the non-tweeting accounts. Perhaps some people lost their login information or decided to create a separate user account shortly after creating the first account.

On the flip side, Twitter claimed to have 241 million active users as of the last three months of 2013. An active user is described as someone that logs into an account at least one time per month. It's important to note that their definition of an active user doesn't have anything to do with whether or not someone sent a tweet or retweet during a given month.