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Some Interesting Facts About Twitter You May Not Know About

| Published on November 18, 2018

Twitter was founded in March 2006 and since then it has come a long way. Here is a look at some interesting facts about Twitter you may not know anything about.

Twitter was originally named as “Twttr”.  Later it was changed.


Twitter can handle 1.6 billion search queries per day.


The most retweeted Tweet was Ellen’s Oscars selfie.


At present, the time taken to send a billion Tweets is only 48 hrs.


Twitter is used by 32% of all Internet users.


Katy Perry(@katyperry) has the most number of followers on Twitter with 106,868,273 followers

 A user proposed the hashtag feature.  It appeared in August 2007 for the first time.


80% of world leaders use Twitter.


Barack Obama is the Top world leader on Twitter.

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


40% of Twitter users don’t tweet. They read news, click links and follow accounts.


10 people are employed by McDonald’s to run their Twitter account.

Alexa ranks twitter on the 11th spot.


There are 241 million monthly active users for Twitter.

500 million Tweets are sent per day.


Most of the active users for Twitter are from mobile, which is 76%.


23% of accounts are from U.S.  Rest 77% is from the rest of the world.


Twitter supports more than 35 languages


It took 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to get the billionth tweet


The average number of tweets that a user sends is 307


36 million is the number of unique visitors to Twitter


1 in 13 Tweets contains a Curse word


75% of recruiters have 100 Twitter followers or lesser


72% of followers of a brand are likely to purchase the product from that brand


1440 hard-boiled eggs are consumed at Twitter HQ weekly

 585 gallons of coffee per week are consumed at Twitter HQ

Narendra Modi, Shah Rukh Khan, and Amitabh Bachchan are the most followed Indians on Twitter

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