25 Interesting Tidbits About Twitter And Tweeting

Twitter has become so popular these days that its almost impossible to avoid it. In fact, next to Facebook, there are few things that have changed the world so much in the last decade. Everything from local news stories to reporting from the front lines of battlefields, Twitter has played a role. It was the primary means for people to communicate and helped catalyze revolutions all across Africa and the Middle East during the Arab Spring. In some countries it is the best means to get first hand news and an understanding of how things look “on the ground”. This is especially true in places where the media is repressed or there is heavy censorship in place. Of course, Twitter has been abused for negative purposes just as much as it has been used for good. From cyber bullying to terrorism, Twitter has played a major role in the way our world has been shaped. Even if you’re not on Twitter, it’s hard to read a major news story these days without at least one screenshot of some sort of tweet. So, whether you are a Twitter fanatic, or just your average Joe, these are 25 interesting tidbits about Twitter and Tweeting.

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25

Friendstalker was one of the early names considered for Twitter

Friendstalker was one of the early names considered for TwitterSource: wikipedia
24

Justin Bieber has more Twitter followers than the entire population of Spain

Justin Bieber has more Twitter followers than the entire population of SpainSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

23

The CIA reads nearly 5 million tweets everyday

The CIA reads nearly 5 million tweets everydaySource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
22

Twitter bought Vine for $30 million a few months before the app even came out

Twitter bought Vine for $30 million a few months before the app even came outSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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Nearly 30% of Twitter accounts are in the United States

Nearly 30% of Twitter accounts are in the United StatesSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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