28 Facts about Twitter

  1. 350,000 Tweets are sent every minute.
  2. Twitter has 310 million monthly active users, almost the same as theU.S. population.
  3. “Friendstalker” was one of the early namesconsidered for Twitter.
  4. The FBI has a Twitter slang dictionary.
  5. The official Twitter account of @Sweden is given to a random citizen every week to manage.
  6. In 2013, a fake tweettemporarily wiped out US$130 billion off the stock market.
  7. A day’s worth of Twitter posts would fill a 10-million-page book.
  8. Every tweet Americans send is being archived by theLibrary of Congress.
  9. The CIA reads up to 5 million tweets a day.
  10. Justin Bieber has more followers on Twitter than Spain has people.
  11. The U.S. Government created a Twitter clone for Cubans in 2011.
  12. Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in Chinasince 2009.
  13. 44% of registered Twitter users have never tweeted.
  14. After Michael Jackson’s death hit the news, he was mentioned in a rate of 5,000 tweets per minute.
  15. Twitter’s bird is called Larry.
  16. In 2011, Twitter userstweeted the equivalent of 8,163 copies of “War and Peace” every day.’
  17. According to the Vatican, you canreduce the time you spend in purgatoryby following the pope on Twitter.
  18. Around 50% of Justin Bieber’s followers onTwitter are fake, a report found.
  19. There’s a Twitter account that narrates WW2 in “real-time.”
  20. Twitter bought Vine for US$30 million severalmonths before it was even officially released.
  21. In April, 2013, someone hacked Associated Press’ Twitter account and tweeted that 2 bombs had exploded at the White House. The stock market crashed within seconds.
  22. 90% of the world’s Internet Users Don’t Use Twitter.
  23. In 2012, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez rewarded his 3,000,000th Twitter follower, a 19-year old girl, with a new home.
  24. Barack Obama had the most followers on Twitter of any world leader in his last year in power, 2016.
  25. In 2016, a court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a man to 10 years in prisonand 2,000 lashes for asserting his atheism through Twitter posts.
  26. Twitter is more addictive than Cigarettes and alcohol, according to a study.
  27. A 2016 Twitter hack found that 123456 was the site’smost common password, more than 120,000 people were using it.
  28. An Olympic gold medal in Rio 2016 gave British athletesan average of just over 9000 extra Twitter followers.
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