10 Facts on Twitter's 10th Birthday

by Elise Milburn - over 3 years ago

Some fun facts about Twitter on its 10th Birthday from Oscar Technology

Ten Top Facts

  1. The most followed person on Twitter is American pop star Katy Perry, with more than 84 million followers.
  2. The most retweeted tweet ever was Ellen DeGeneres’ A-lister filled selfie taken at the 2014 Oscars. Incredibly, it has been retweeted more than 3.3 million times.
  3. During the 2014 World Cup Final, there were an incredible 618,725 tweets each minute – or 10,312 per second.
  4. In 2013 someone hacked into the Associated Press’ account and reported that the White House had been bombed – wiping billions from the stock market.
  5. Facebook has offered to buy Twitter twice – but they have declined.
  6. Transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner is the fastest person to reach 1 million followers in just four hours and three minutes.
  7. The most mentioned person on Twitter is Justin Bieber, who has unfortunately been mentioned nearly one billion times.
  8. The ideal dimensions for tweeting a photo are 1000px x 500px.
  9. The Brazilian city of Sao Paolo is the most geo-tagged city in the world, with more for 638 million tags.
  10. You can find out what your first tweet was by going to https://discover.twitter.com/first-tweet%20#Oscar.


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