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10 Mind Blowing Facts About Twitter

Previously, we discussed 10 facts about Facebook and today we’ll move on to another Social Network – Twitter. So here’s the list of 10 mind blowing facts about Twitter.

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1. Twttr: Back then in 2006, Twitter was Twttr (without vowels).


2. First Official Tweet:  And The above-mentioned tweet is officially the first tweet on twitter. Actually 20th, as first 19 tweets were deleted.

3. 140 Character Limit: Twitter was meant to be used to connect with friends through SMS, hence 140 chars.

4. Tweets till now: 578970083231301632 tweets have been tweeted since it’s founded. *At the time of publishing this post.

5. Search: People search on twitter more than Yahoo and Bing. But less than Google.

6. @Sweden: This is the most democratic account on twitter. Every week, A Swedish citizen takes control over this account with the liberty to change profile pic and bio. @Sweden account on Twitter 7. Katy Perry: Her account is the most followed account on twitter as on date. Followed by Justin Bieber and Barack Obama. Twitter’s official account ranks at number 12 in the list.

8. “Tweet”: A 3rd party app developer named Submit button as Tweet. And that app was the first native twitter client for Mac. I am talking about Twitterrific. Therefore, this is where the “tweet” button came from.

9. Billionth Tweet: After 3 years and two months of launch, Twitter had its first billionth tweet.

10. Followers vs Population: Refer the excerpt from Quora below.

Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Canada, Argentina and Egypt.

Source: twittercounter, Quora, @sweden, furbo.

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