Twitter now has 255 million users, but activity has dropped year over year

Twitter posted solid financials and user growth today, but it wasn’t enough to reassure Wall Street after the company’s struggles last quarter. The company reported $ 250 million in revenue, more than double what it pulled in for the same quarter last year. But it also reported a net loss of $ 132 million for the period, more than four times what it lost in the first quarter of 2013.

Investors were actually more concerned with its user growth than financials. Twitter added 14 million new people, more than it did last quarter, for a total of 255 million active users. Engagement was also up, an improvement over last quarter’s decline. But total timeline views still remain below their 2013 peak, a troubling sign.

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