10 Twitter Facts You Need to Tweet
Twitter is one of the most successful social network websites in the world, as 32% of all internet users all love a good tweet. There’s so much information on your Twitter feed, but probably not a lot about the site itself, which is why we’re providing 10 Twitter facts you’ll be dying to tweet.
1. Michael Jackson
The Twitter servers crashed back on 25th June 2009, which is the day Michael Jackson died. That’s because 100,000 tweets were posted per hour, with most containing the King of Pop’s name.
Twitter suffered an identity crisis at the start of its launch, as it used to be called Twttr. Yeah, who needs vowels? Twitter does!
3. A Billion Tweets
It originally took Twitter 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to reach its billionth tweet. However, it now only takes one week for its users to send a billion tweets. How times have changed!
4. The Most Retweeted Tweet
Who holds the record for the most retweeted tweet of all time? Barack Obama does! His tweet about winning his second US presidential election was retweeted more than 800,000 times. Go, Barack!
5. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga gains followers on her account than it takes Twitter to add new accounts. That’s a little bit shocking, as 1 million Twitter accounts were added every day in 2012. There must be a lot of Little Monsters out there.
Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have more Twitter followers than Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Canada, Argentina and Egypt have people.
7. Pick a Language
The whole world and her husband seem to be on Twitter, which is why Twitter allows its users to tweet in up to 35 languages. That’s because three quarters of the social network’s accounts are based outside its native USA.
Starbucks is mentioned in 10 tweets per second. All that coffee must make their fingers type quickly!
9. The London Olympics
Whether you loved or loathed the London Olympics 2012, you have to admit it got people talking, as the sporting event generated over 150 million tweets in 16 days.
YouTube is the most followed brand on Twitter with over 43 million followers.
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