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1. On 21 March 2006, Jack Dorsey fired off the world’s first tweet.

2. Today, around 500 million tweets are dispatched into the Twitter verse every 24 hours from all over the globe.

3. Lady Gaga

4. It took 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to get to the billionth tweet.

5. The name of the social network was originally “Twttr,” later changed to Twitter.

6. Today it only takes one week for users to send a billion tweets.

7. The average Twitter user has tweeted 307 times.

8. The 2012 election broke records with 31.7 million political tweets. Election Day was by far the most tweeted about event in US political history.

9. 32% of all Internet users are using Twitter.

10. 69% of follows on Twitter are suggested by friends.

11. In 2012, almost 1 million accounts were added to Twitter every day.

12. 50% of Twitter users are using the social network via mobile.

13. Over the span of 16 days, the London Olympics generated 150 million tweets.

14. 64% of consumers have made a purchase decision based on social content.

15. 46% of U.S. social media users now access platforms such as Twitter and Facebook via their mobile phone, up 9% – almost one-quarter overall – from 2011.

16. As of August 2015 Katy Perry is the most followed celebrity on Twitter.

17. The best time to Tweet is from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m., Monday to Thursday.

18. Twitter won’t allow you to follow more than 2,000 people unless you have 2,000 followers.

19. Ending a tweet with an empty hashtag is called a “Hangtag”.

20. 92% of retweets are based on interesting content.

21. Twitter is now worth more than $11 billion.

22. Twitter is available in more than 25 languages, including right-to-left languages like Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu.

23. Between 2008 and 2011, there was a 5,000% increase in the number of employees at Twitter.

24. On average, Twitter users spend 21 minutes monthly on Twitter.

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