Most interesting facts about Twitter

Twitter's interesting factsToday, most of the people are very familiar with social media platforms and most of them have multiple social networking accounts. Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms and that has been enchanted people all over the globe since it was founded in the year 2006.

During this long journey, many interesting things happened with Twitter. In this article, we’ve put together most amazing facts about Twitter for you. Let's start -

  • On March 21, 2006, a simple microblogging site was born with a five-word Tweet.

  • The name of the social network was original “Twttr,” later changed to Twitter.

  • Twitter’s first ever tweet was “Just setting up my Twttr”, tweeted by its co-founder Jack Dorsey.

  • You can find your first ever tweet at

  • It took 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to get to the billionth Tweet.

  • As of 2015, Katy Perry is the most followed celebrity on Twitter. She has nearly 67 million followers.

  • Twitter made ‘zero’ dollar as revenue for the first three years.

  • Today for Twitter, there are 241 million monthly active users and 500 million Tweets are sent per day.

  • More than 35 languages are supported by Twitter.

  • The best time to tweet is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Thursday.

  • The official name of Twitter’s bird is Larry.

  • The average number of Tweets by the user that is 307.

  • Twitter can handle 1.6 billion search queries per day.

  • The first blog post ever written about Twitter was by Om Malik of Gigaom on July 15, 2006.

  • Over the span of 16 days, the London Olympics generated 150 million tweets.

  • Every Word is a Twitter account created by Adam Parrish in December 2007 to share every word in the English language on Twitter. Since then, this account has tweeted 84k+ words.

  • The most followed brand is YouTube with 49 million followers.

  • In the Oxford English Dictionary, "Twitter means a short inconsequential burst of information, chirps from birds. And we were like, that describes exactly what we're doing here", said Jack Dorsey.

  • Twitter’s stock symbol is TWTR.

  • Twitter is used by 32% of all internet users.

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

  • Some mothers follow their children's Twitter accounts to keep an eye on what they're eating for lunch. Seriously.

  • Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom (@Kevin) has tweeted just one time since August 2012.

  • Facebook tried buying Twitter - twice, according to Bilton. Each time, Twitter pushed the "dislike" button.

  • There's an unwritten rule at the company that employees can't be verified.

  • Twitter has 3600 employees. Want to hear something wild? 50 percent of all employees are engineers.

  • When you Tweet with an image, the increase in engagement will be 5 times when compared to text.

  • Police in Granada have Twitter handles on their uniforms.

  • Apple has more than 12 million Twitter followers when combining the tech giant's several accounts.

  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg joined Twitter in 2009 and he’s only tweeted 19 times to date.

  • During the “Castle in the Sky” TV screening, there were 25,088 tweets per second, the most ever.

  • Twitter’s forth co-founder Noah Glass was kicked out of the company. His bio reads “I started this”.

  • When Michael Jackson died, 456 tweets per second(TPS) are sent, a record at that time.  On June 25, 2009.

  • Twitter used to refer to its users as "Twitterers."

  • James Cameron once tweeted from the ocean's deepest point. "Hitting bottom never felt so good," he wrote.

  • Between 2008 and 2011, there was a 5,000% increase in the number of employees at Twitter.

  • McDonald's employs 10 people to run their Twitter account.

  • Twitter is ranked as 13th by Alexa.

  • Twitter is now worth more than $11 billion.


Finally, we stopped but that doesn’t mean the interesting facts of Twitter is completed, It never. Facts are always increasing in number as Twitter live. Share your favorites in the comment. Thank you!

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