Twitter is a force to be reckoned with that businesses really should be paying attention to. The following facts give plenty of reasons why. If you want to be where your potential customers and clients are then making sure that Twitter is on your list is highly advisable. These details tell you exactly why.
41 Fun Fact Stats That I Found Interesting
- What is the name of Twitter’s iconic bird?
- Why is the Twitter bird’s name Larry?
It is the first name of Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird.
- What is a Cashtag?
Like hashtags (#) but with a dollar sign ($) and targeted around following financial data such as stocks.
- What name did Twitter almost have?
Twitch and/or Friendstalker
- What did Twitter want posts to be called?
Not tweets, that would be a bit to cheesy. They pushed for status updates but users won their pursuit of the word “tweets.”
- Who is one of the core founders of Twitter?
- What is the stock symbol for Twitter?
- How long did it take Twitter to reach the first billionth tweet?
3 Years, 2 months & 1 day
- How old was Twitter when it sent its first tweet?
- What do Bill Gates, Warren Buffett & Larry Ellison all have in common?
They have Twitter profiles from which they send out 140 character tweets.
- How do Tweepers identify that they have modified a tweet upon send?
They enter the letters MT instead of RT which stands for ReTweet.
- What was the Twitter unfollow button almost called?
- How many times has Facebook attempted to buy Twitter?
- Who is Twitter’s hashtag Godfather?
It happened when he sent in this tweet?
how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?
- How has Twitter affected Granada?
Police have their handles displayed on their uniforms.
- What increases engagement with tweets?
Hashtags – by at least 2X
- How many tweets have hashtags?
Less than 24%
- What FTC requirements are enforced on advertising upon Twitter.
Paid tweets must include the characters “ad” within the tweet (3 characters ggone.)
- What account has 1,521 followers but shouldn’t.
@SignOut – Apparently, people follow this account when they are intending to sign out.
- What is a Twitter management task that should be done frequently but many don’t?
Review what apps have access to their account and remove the one’s they are not using.
- What is the Twitter grand slam?
When someone retweets, likes, replies and follows you all in one fell swoop.
- If you have less than 2000 followers, how many can you follow?
- What happens to your Twitter verification badge if you change your handle?
You lose it.
- How do you access Twitter’s official website?
Use Twittter.com – Triple T
Use Twiter.com – Single T
- How many videos has Twitter posted on YouTube?
More than 90
- Where did the idea for Twitter originate at?
On a playground slide.
- Why is there a 140-character limit on Twitter?
It was originally created for mobile phones.
- How much did Twitter earn in Q1 of 2016?
- How many employees work at Twitter?
- How many active monthly users are on Twitter?
- How many Twitter accounts have been created?
More than 1.3B – 44% of which have never tweeted
- How many people have tweeted worldwide?
Less than 550M
- How many people visit Twitter monthly without logging in?
- Of those who use social media, what percentage are on Twitter?
- How many Twitter users access it via mobile media?
- What is the average number of followers for an account?
- How many Twitter accounts have no followers?
- What percentage of world leaders are on Twitter?
- What percentage of Twitter accounts are outside the US?
- How many bots are thought to be on Twitter?
- What is the most tweeted emoji on Twitter?
Tears of joy – 14.5B
Concluding Thoughts About Statistical Fun Facts of Interest to Twitter Users
I hope you know more about Twitter now than what you did previously. This is just a snapshot of what I found in my research.
What else do you know about Twitter that would be great to share on this page?
Post your thoughts in the comments below and let’s help everyone become completely Twitterfied in their knowledge about why Twitter really is the perfect platform for companies seeking more business.
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