Twitter is something I was not fond of earlier but started using slowly and regularly when i started to make site ( web development) and realized the importance of this great micro-blogging platform . Its has helped me to stay connected with my friend (personal) but also helped me to get good traffic for my developed sites ( business). I managed to put together some interesting facts about Twitter, let see
- Twitter was created mainly to stay connected with a group of friends through SMS channels. It was never meant to be used on the internet much and that was the reason for its 140 character limit.
- Twitter was founded in 2006 and for the first 3 years as a company Twitter made a total of ‘zero’ dollars in revenues.
- Twitter was mostly funded through venture capitalists who funded most of the $ 50 million, Twitter is still operating on.
- Twitter is expected to make 1.54 billion dollars by the end of 2013 with over a billion users.
- Twitter has over over 65 millions tweets everyday and that averages to 750 tweets per second.
- There are over 70,000 registered applications for Twitter created mostly by people who have no connection to Twitter.
- The first tweet on Twitter was by Jack Dorsey and the tweet was “Just setting up my twttr” on 21st March 2006.
- There are over 75 million Twitter accounts of which only 2546 accounts are verified.
- Tweets like “i am having lunch’ became known as pointless babbles. A research showed that about 40% of the tweets are in this category.
- Twitter handles 24 billion search queries a month. Yahoo handles 9.4 billion search queries and Bing handles about 4.1 search queries. This means Twitter is the ranked #2 search engine behind Google which handles about 88 billion search queries.
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