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28 Interesting facts about Twitter

  • Twitter was founded in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass, and it went public in July of that year.

  • On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey made the first tweet.

  • The hashtag makes its debut in August 2007, initially introduced by user @chrismessina.

  • A US Airways aeroplane crashed on the Hudson River in New York City on January 15, 2009. A snapshot uploaded on Twitter broke the news ahead of traditional media, emphasising Twitter's significance in breaking news.

  • Every minute, around 350,000 Tweets are sent.

  • Even users who use Twitter on a regular basis may be unaware that the blue bird's name is Larry.

  • Twitter established a cooperation with the Russian search engine Yandex in February 2012.

  • Twitter purchased Vine in October 2012, and it was launched as a standalone app in January 2013. It was a big success, however it closed down in October 2016.

  • Twitter went public in November 2013, with shares priced at $26 when the market opened and $44 when it closed.

  • Twitter's net worth is $21.72 billion as of May 7, 2020.

  • Every day, more than 40%, or over 145 million people, are active.

  • Every month, around 500 million users visit Twitter without logging on.

  • Twitter is one of the top five social networking sites in the United States, with over 20% of internet users accessing it on a monthly basis.

  • Twitter's first 100 million users were added in September 2011.

  • Google began using tweets in search results in May 2015.

  • BTS, a South Korean boy band, has the most Twitter engagements.

  • The record for the oldest Twitter user was 104 years and 324 days.

  • The issue of who owns Twitter was only resolved in April 2009.

  • The bulk of Twitter users reside in the United States.

  • Twitter is used by 44% of the Gen Z population in the United States.

  • A Twitter staffer deleted Donald Trump's Twitter account in 2017.

  • Elon Musk's Twitter account had already sent out dangerous remarks.

  • Twitter may also be used as a digital marketing tool for B2B companies.

  • In April 2010, Twitter introduced Promoted Tweets.

  • Twitter hot topics are determined by an algorithm.

  • Twitter trending takes into account the amount of Tweets relating to the trends as well.

  • Twemoji is an open-source emoji created by Twitter.

  • For up to 30 days after deactivation, a deleted Twitter account can be restored.

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