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Did You Know? 15 Fun Facts About Twitter

Twitter has grown to be a very important aspect of the social media community. The platform has its own peculiarities, features that make it one of the most engaging social platforms. Campaigns and protests for good cause in the society have been launched and won on Twitter, and more are yet to come.

Let’s take a look at some quick fun facts about Twitter.

  1. Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006.
  2. The first Tweet was sent by Jack Dorsey in San Francisco.
  3. The hashtag (#) first proposed by a Twitter user- Chris Messina, debuted in August 2007.
  4. It took 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to go from the first tweet to the billionth.
  5. The first user to hit 1 million Twitter followers was Ashton Kutcher, beating out CNN.
  6. There are 330 million monthly active users on Twitter.
  7. A total of 1.3 billion Twitter accounts exist.
  8. 40% of Twitter users don’t tweet. They read the news, click links and follow accounts.
  9. Saudi Arabia has the highest percent of internet users who are active on Twitter.
  10. Nigeria has the second largest geolocated tweets (360 million). Egypt has the most geolocated tweets in Africa (500 million). The third is South Africa at 325 million.
  11. Katy Perry has the most Twitter followers, with over 108m.
  12. There are 500 million tweets sent each day. That’s 6,000 tweets every second
  13. The most retweeted tweet has 3.65m retweets.
  14. During the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final, 618,725 tweets were sent in a single minute.
  15. A day’s worth of tweets would fill a 10-million-page book!
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