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"Twitter twitter little star...how I wonder what you are... up above the internet so high....like a diamond on the (web)sky..." ;). Here are a few interesting facts about Twitter that you might not know. Enjoy reading!
- Twitter was born on March 21, 2006 when co-founder Jack Dorsey's account (@jack) automatically sent out the first tweet, which read: "just setting up my twttr."
- More than 170 billion tweets have since gone out worldwide. Twitter said on Thursday that it had 218 million active users, as of June.
- Twitter is based in San Francisco, with additional employees in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington. Its total payroll exceeds 900.
- KATY PERRY(@katyperry) has the most followers with 95,883,328. as of 2200 GMT Monday, followed by Justin Bieber(@justinbieber) with 91,802,334.
- There are more than 319 million active Twitter users. Eighty percent of all users access Twitter on mobile devices.
- About 20 million Twitter accounts are believed to be fake.
- The hashtag (#) feature on Twitter which groups tweets by subject came to life in August 2007, after a suggestion by a user.
- In January 2013, Twitter introduced Vine, which enabled users to make and tweet six-second looping videos. Some 12 million Vine videos are uploaded every day.
- It was co-founded by Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey -- @biz, @ev and @jack.
- Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo has been earlier an improvisational comedian.
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