10 Facts About Twitter

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Twitter has become the fastest way to break news. We are seeing more television programs display their Twitter handles and relative hashtags. Here are 10 fun facts about Twitter.


1
347,000 Tweets are sent every minute.

2
"Friendstalker" was one of the early names considered for Twitter.

3
In 2013, a fake tweet temporarily wiped out US$130 billion off the stock market.

4
A day's worth of Twitter posts would fill a 10-million-page book.

5
Every tweet Americans send is being archived by the Library of Congress.

6
Twitter's bird is called Larry.

7
According to the Vatican, you can reduce the time you spend in purgatory by following the Pope on Twitter.

8
Around 50% of Justin Bieber's followers on Twitter are fake, a report found.

9
90% of the world's Internet Users Don't Use Twitter.

10
In 2012, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez rewarded his 3,000,000th Twitter follower, a 19-year old girl, with a new home.