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26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by Cutezt(m): 5:52pm On Jul 21, 2017
1. This was Twitter's first ever homepage. The site opened to the public on July 15, 2006.




The first person to send a tweet was Co-founder Dorset, beating Biz Stone by a minute—on March 21, 2006, at 4:50 p.m. The tweet now has more than 50,000 retweets.

2. Twitter was founded on a play ground.

Founding team member Dom Sagolla says the group went on the highest point of a slide at a play ground in South Park, a little neighborhood in San Francisco, and Jack Dorsey talked about a "thought so simple that you don't even think it—you simply write." This little motivation has transformed into a multibillion-dollar organization.

3.The user with the highest base of followership is American singer Katy Perry with over 101 million followers, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry have
more Twitter followers than the entire populations of Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Canada, Argentina and Egypt combined.

4.@ArabicBest is in the lead for the account following the most users;the profile shows it follows 2.4 million accounts.

5.@Yougakduan_00, a girl from Japan holds the record for the highest number of tweets with an astonishing 36,402,262 tweets before Twitter suspended her account, likely because of the excessive tweeting.

6.The bird on Twitter logo actually has a name

Yes, you read it right, the popular iconic bird y see in Twitter's logo shown in TV commercials, print ads and practically every website is named Larry, —was named after Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird.


7.Twitter was almost called Twitch. Before finalizing on the name, the team looked at the Oxford English Dictionary. "We found the word Twitter," Dorsey says. "And Twitter means a short inconsequential burst of information , chirps from birds. And we were like, that describes exactly what we're doing here."

8.The domain name twitter.com was already taken as at 2006 when the company was starting up, they had to buy it from the owner, the page was empty before it was bought.

9.Ending a tweet with an empty hashtag is called a hangtag, and it's Twitter's version of the mic drop, the team at Medium declared recently.

10.Dorsey was reportedly brokenhearted when Instagram was sold to Facebook for $1 billion in cash and stock in April 2012.

11.Twitter Co founder Dorsey has not posted on his instagram account ever since Facebook purchased the company in 2012

12.It took Three years, two months and one day in between from the first tweet to the 1 billionth tweet.

13. You can find your first ever tweet at First-Tweets.com

14.The service sees more than 500 million tweets a day now.

15.Twitter (288 million) has 1 billion fewer monthly active users than Facebook (1.39 billion) has.

16.Twitter's fourth co-founder Noah Glass was kicked out of the company, according to the book "Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal," by Nick Bilton of The New York Times . Glass is said to have made almost no money from Twitter's IPO, Glass has only tweeted five times over the last five years. His bio reads, "I started this."

17.Twitter was thinking about creating a feature called "worship" in the early days. "If you worshipped someone, you would get every single one of their messages,"

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

19.Why are posts limited to 140 characters? Twitter was born as an SMS phone service designed to fit its character limit.


20. Twitter didn't actually start the use of the Hashtag


Use of the hashtag (#) to sort content goes back to 1988 and users communicating on Internet Relay Chat Clients (IRC), which resembled old- school chatrooms. It wasn't until 2007 that The hashtag was created by a Twitter user. In August 2007, @ChrisMessina tweeted, "how do you feel about using #(pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?" He is now referred to as "The Hashtag Godfather."

21.The most retweeted tweet ever came from Ellen DeGeneres in March 2014.
The star-studded selfie tweet at the Oscars produced 3.4 million retweets.

22.Mark Zuckerberg (@finkd)—also not verified— has 330,000 followers but has only tweeted 19 times and just once since March 2009.

23.Police in Granada have their Twitter handles written on their uniforms .

24.Facebook is on Twitter; Twitter is on Facebook. Twitter has 15.3 million Facebook fans, while Facebook has 13.9 million Twitter followers.

25.Account @everyword tweeted out every word in the English dictionary.

26.Twitter won't allow you to follow more than 2,000 people unless you have 2,000 followers.

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by farouk0403(m): 6:02pm On Jul 21, 2017
When i was in secondary school i thought twitter was the must boring chat

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by Tolexander: 6:08pm On Jul 21, 2017
I don't know why I don't fancy using Twitter self.

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by MobileGees: 6:09pm On Jul 21, 2017
So??...... I should come and fry my testes? undecided

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by OriflameNIG: 6:17pm On Jul 21, 2017
wow .
Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by pheranme9(m): 6:18pm On Jul 21, 2017
what's my ownnn.....I need money 9ja tire me oooo

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by Originality007: 6:20pm On Jul 21, 2017
Make I sleep for here, till e go enter fp, someone should wake me up wen It does

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by Tellemall: 6:25pm On Jul 21, 2017
Twitter nitwits.
Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by Kyase(m): 6:36pm On Jul 21, 2017
Tolexander:
I don't know why I don't fancy using Twitter self.
same here.

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by Cutezt(m): 6:57pm On Jul 21, 2017
Lalasticlala
Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by presented007(m): 9:54pm On Jul 21, 2017
And I don't even like Twitter for one day

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by PLATO1U(m): 9:58pm On Jul 21, 2017
grin

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by Gosj01(m): 10:04pm On Jul 21, 2017
I just love the re-branded micro-blog called Twitter
Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by mummyson26(m): 10:50pm On Jul 21, 2017
My twitter account has been on sleep mode ever since

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by mummyson26(m): 10:51pm On Jul 21, 2017
My twitters account has been on sleep mode ever since

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by Jfrankination(m): 10:58pm On Jul 21, 2017
wahala
Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by Dollarship(m): 11:26pm On Jul 21, 2017
Reminds me of Donald Trump he can tweet die undecided

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by mrslim1991: 11:28pm On Jul 21, 2017
Nice
Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by SolexxBarry(m): 2:21am On Jul 22, 2017
Nice one
Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by adaksbullet(m): 7:23am On Jul 22, 2017
Tolexander:
I don't know why I don't fancy using Twitter self.
while we u fancyed it, are u no how too used it?

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by jericco1(m): 7:35am On Jul 22, 2017
Fact 23 tho.

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by Leonbonapart(m): 9:04am On Jul 22, 2017
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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by NwaAmaikpe: 9:05am On Jul 22, 2017
shocked

Nairaland is getting there.

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by MhizzAJ(f): 9:05am On Jul 22, 2017
cool
Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by sukkot: 9:05am On Jul 22, 2017
twirra

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by MhizzAJ(f): 9:05am On Jul 22, 2017
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked

drop it

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by point5: 9:06am On Jul 22, 2017
Ok space booked
Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by samuelibit(m): 9:08am On Jul 22, 2017
owk oooooo we don hear u ooo
Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by hakeem4(m): 9:09am On Jul 22, 2017
Every Nigerian is always rich on twitter

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by three: 9:09am On Jul 22, 2017
27. You can find old tweets So people trying to delete tweets-good luck (you can find a tweet someone tried to delete - the internet never forgets).

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by Narldon(f): 9:10am On Jul 22, 2017
NIGERIANS ARE SAVAGERY ON TWITTER!!

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Re: 26 Facts You Never Knew About Twitter by dakeskese(m): 9:11am On Jul 22, 2017
bon!

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