Interesting facts about Twitter

Interesting facts about Twitter

Interesting facts about Twitter

Twitter it seems like today we can't eat at a restaurant before posting it somewhere for the world to see we send out millions of messages across various social media platforms and whether you love it or hate it social media is here to stay and most importantly has a huge influence in our lives from the hashtag me to move to the Occupy movement we're experiencing shifts in culture politics and much more and it's all happening instantly and online.

So it's no coincidence that today we're talking about Twitter the microblogging platform that was founded back in 2006 and is still going strong the place where politicians celebrities activists authors and more share their views and react to events Twitter was created back in 2006 by Jack Dorsey Noah glass biz stone and Evan Williams and until 2012 they had more than 10 million people posting about 340 million tweets every day on the platform let's just dive into the Twittersphere shall we here are 10 things you didn't know about Twitter.

1. #Twitter

Hashtags started out being famous on Twitter it's hard to remember what the internet was before the hashtag came around but did you know that Twitter made it famous and almost instantly used by everyone a hashtag is a metadata tag that we use on social networks to easily find the content you want Chris Messina who is an open-source advocate first came up with the idea to use a hash character from IRC but his suggestion wasn't at first taken into consideration by Twitter the symbol became more used after the San Diego forest fire in 2007 and the 2009 to 2010 protests in Iran Twitter further helped to spread the practice by creating its trending topics on the main page and to quickly spread to other platforms such as Instagram and Facebook.

2. Twitter Characters

Tweets are now 280 characters but people don't use the whole space as a microblogging platform twitter only used to allow 140 characters per post that were generally considered to be a good size micro post since users could better express their ideas and it was easier to read however last year Twitter famously introduced 140 more characters which elicited a number of both positive and negative responses it turns out that according to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey the change hasn't affected the average length of messages and has resulted in more engagement it appears that people just like having more room to write and they also started to get more retweets and followers after the change.

3. Verify Twitter Account

They introduced the first verified account blue badge Twitter is also known for introducing the verified account blue badge yet another practice that has spread to other sites the blue badge means that the account is verified by a social media platform and public figures were the first to get one in 2009 however this did not come out of the blue as Twitter was publicly criticized by Kanye West and even sued by Tony LaRussa because of fake accounts that claim to be them generally public accounts don't just get a blue badge they can also access previously unavailable features and they are granted by getting in contact with the person that owns or guests represented by the account.

4. Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg stopped by their headquarters and smoked weed when you run a successful company you are bound to have a few brushes with Fame Twitter most notoriously had Snoop Dogg pay a special visit to their headquarters in San Francisco complete with his entourage he especially enjoyed using the office DJ booth and we'd like a lot of weed well what did you expect he is Snoop Dogg after all the move was criticized by conservative venture capitalist Peter Thiel that called Twitter a mismanaged company who has such a good business model they can afford to smoke so much pot after all the hashtag puff-puff pass Tuesday's had to live up to its name didn't it.

5. Twitter CEO

Jack Dorsey the CEO and co-founder has a net worth of 4.8 billion dollars according to Forbes Jack Dorsey the 41-year-old co-founder and CEO of Twitter has quite an impressive background before starting Twitter in 2006 together with EV Williams biz stone and Noah glass he dropped out of New York University got certified as a masseur and even considered becoming a fashion designer he eventually became a self-taught computer programmer and the rest is history as of June 2018 his net worth is an amazing 4.8 billion dollars according to Forbes he also is the founder and CEO of the square a mobile payment company.

6. Twitter Platform

Twitter is the most used platform for political and celebrity scandals quick where do you get your news from if you're an active Twitter user it's actually very probable you read it on Twitter first the platform has revolutionized not only how we do social media but the way we consume news even more importantly Twitter offers an easy way for events to spread like wildfire including political scandals campaigns and celebrity news take Anthony Weiner's 2011 downfall as an indecent photo of himself was made public and Rosanne bars recent Twitter rampage that got her show canceled some critics say that the wide exposure to so much news has actually decreased people's actual interest and engagement in politics and not the other way around.

7. Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter

Apparently, Twitter also sold data to Cambridge analytic on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have gotten a lot of slack for the Cambridge analytic a scandal but if you think that turning to Twitter is safer think again Bloomberg reported that Twitter also sold data to dr. Alexandra Cogan the researcher who created the personality quiz that was used to harvest data from 80 million Facebook users to put it this way the platform made 90 million dollars from enterprise data just in the first quarter of this year Twitter eventually admitted to doing this but failed to mention how much they got from the deal.

8. Panama papers scandal

Twitter has been cited by the Panama papers the Cambridge analytic a scandal is not the only one that Twitter has been involved in the Panama papers scandal exposed corporate giants such as Apple, Disney, Facebook and uber among many others for using offshore companies as a way to avoid paying taxes and Twitter was one of them to put it simply billions and billions of dollars are lost in taxes each year when companies use this tactic what's more billionaire Yuri Milner has Russia's support for his investment in both Facebook and Twitter according to the New York Times.

9. Donald On Twitter

In 2016 on election day in the United States of America by 10 p.m. people sent 40 million tweets Twitter proved itself to be the breaking news powerhouse during the 2016 united states presidential election by amassing 40 million election tweets in just one day the most controversial Twitter user of all time president Donald trump uses the social network to send out messages about all things related to his activity on that day he used it to criticize protesters that were not happy about the election results calling the act very unfair his tweets were also the subject of a study by the rose-Hulman Institute of Technology which analyzed his style of communication what the professor's found was the president uses a so-called forensic style to quickly react to different events and express judgments about his allies and enemies.

10. Katy Perry Record on Twitter

Katy Perry has the biggest following pop star Katy Perry broke a record as the first person to have 100 million followers on the social network it was also an opportunity to promote her recent album witness with a Twitter video that showcased her tweets dated from 2009 to 2017 the second most followed celebrity is Justin Bieber followed by former US president Obama Katy Perry is an avid Twitter user who uses her account to post real messages related to her daily life adding a personal touch to her posts such as tweeting about her Friday night plans to stay in with a nose for strip and not taking herself too seriously speaking of the famous pop star.

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