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10 curious facts about twitter
10. Source: LYBIO.net
Source: Huffington Post, TIME
A fake tweet temporarily wiped $130 billion off the stock market in 2013. It claimed President Obama had been injured in a White House explosion.
Source: USA Today, Twitter, Business Insider
The first tweet was sent in 2006 by co-founder Jack Dorsey & said ‘just setting up my twttr’. Twttr was an early name for the site, as was Friendstalker.
In 2009, Daniel Knight Hayden became the first person to be prosecuted for tweeting. He wanted a ‘war’ against the U.S. government & threatened to cut cops’ heads off.
Source: The Guardian, The Daily Mail
#Nowthatchersdead led many to think Cher died, when it was actually Margaret Thatcher. Similarily unfortunate, #Susanalbumparty was briefly used to promote a Susan Boyle album.
Source: Daily Telegrah, Twitter
It took 3 years, 2 months and 1 day for the first billion Tweets to be sent. Today over a billion tweets are sent every 48 hours.
Source: Daily Mail
Twitter can predict flu outbreaks, according to a study of 167,995 tweets. Tweets relating to the illness were used to identify outbreaks in 9 out of 11 cities.
4. Source: LYBIO.net
Source: BBC, Daily Mail, Forbes, MSN Money, Google Finance
Twitter is currently estimated to be worth $30 billion. It has never made a profit and in 2013 it reported a loss of $645 million.
Source: Daily Telegraph, Rolling Stone
50 Cent made $5 million after encouraging his Twitter follwers to buy stock in H&H Imports. The loss-making business was part-owned by Fiddy.
Source: IB Times, Peer Reach
33% of internet users in Saudi Arabia use Twitter actively – more than any other country. Only 11% of internet users in the USA actively use Twitter.
Source: Huffington Post
Dutch porn star Bobbi Eden promised to pleasure all her 100,000+ followers if Holland won the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Unfortunately for her fans, they lost in the final.
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