Facts About Twitter
1. 278,000 Tweets are sent every minute.
2. Twitter is more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol, according to a study.
3. "Friendstalker" was one of the early names considered for Twitter.
4. The FBI has a Twitter slang dictionary.
5. The official Twitter account of @Sweden is given to a random citizen every week to manage.
6. In 2013, a fake tweet temporarily wiped out US$130 billion off the stock market.
7. In 2014, there are about 350,000 tweets and 382,000 Facebook likes every minute.
8. A day's worth of Twitter posts would fill a 10-million-page book.
9. Every tweet Americans send is being archived by the Library of Congress.
10. The CIA reads up to 5 million tweets a day.
11. Justin Bieber has more followers on Twitter than Spain has people.
12. The U.S. Government created a Twitter clone for Cubans in 2011.
13. Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in China since 2009.
14. 44% of registered Twitter users have never tweeted.
15. After Michael Jackson's death hit the news, he was mentioned in a rate of 5,000 tweets per minute.
16. Twitter's bird is called Larry.
17. In 2011, Twitter users tweeted the equivalent of 8,163 copies of "War and Peace" every day.