The internet revolution has given us many things that we need to be grateful for. Watching funny cat videos has never been easier thanks to the services of ‘YouTube’. Stalking our friends has become a highly respectable social event after the advent of ‘Facebook’. The changes are evident and clearly couldn’t have come any sooner. We all know ‘Twitter’ as the service that gives a voice to people that have very little to say. Here are 20 things you did not know about Twitter that are probably worth tweeting about:
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It Was Originally Called ‘Twttr’
Most companies run through various ideas for their brand name before finalizing on what works best for them. We all know about ‘Facebook’ being originally named ‘The Facebook’. Can you imagine if Twitter was instead called ‘Twttr’? Luckily sanity prevailed and that senseless abbreviation was duly elongated.
Their Logo Is Called Larry
That’s right, Larry Bird. The famous twitter bird was named Larry after the legendary Boston Celtics player, Larry Bird.
First Billion Tweets
It took all the twitter users 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to reach a billion tweets. Now the current users send out a billion tweets every week. Do we really have so much more to share since 2007?
The Higest Tweeter Of All Time
The highest tweeter of all time goes to a Japanese girl, @Yougakduan_00. This user has tweeted a mind boggling 36,402,262 posts — that’s one every second, for 421 days!
Most Popular On Twitter
YouTube is the most famous brand on Twitter with over 50 million followers. Katy Perry has nearly 69 million followers, making her the most popular individual in the history of our entire existence. President Obama briefly held the record for most retweeted tweet, before it was shattered in 34 minutes after Ellen put up her Oscar selfie.
First To A Million
In what was a closely contested race for the honor of ‘first to a million users on twitter’, Ashton Kutcher managed to beat CNN and become the first glaring sign that our planet is losing its intellectual capacity.
Celebrity Power On Twitter
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.
Not Everyone Is On Twitter
It feels like every celebrity and every company have found their way to Twitter, but that is not the case. Some major names have chosen to stay away from the social medium including Michael Jordon, Derek Jeter, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield and Jennifer Lawrence. Yes, even JLaw!