Happy birthday Twitter!

It's Twitter's 6th birthday today so we're celebrating by showing some interesting facts regarding t.

@tracehagan
Published Wed, Mar 21 2012 2:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:29 PM CST

Exactly six years ago, the first tweet ever was posted by Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the popular micro-blogging service Twitter. This makes today Twitter's sixth-birthday. The public debut of Twitter is technically July 6th, but the service was clearly running as the first tweet was placed today. Incredibly, the micro-blogging service now has over 350 million registered users, with 100 million posting regularly during 2011.

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To celebrate, let's look at some more interesting statistics regarding Twitter:

-Born from a 5-member team, Twitter is now available in 28 languages and employs over 835 people.

-Over 60 billion tweets were sent out in all of 2011.

-1 million Twitter accounts are opened every day

-The record for maximum tweets per second as of date is 12233, set during Superbowl 2012.

-It took 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to hit the first billion tweets. Now it takes less than a week.

-A 2011 study from the University of Washington says Twitter and other social media sites played a central role leading up to the toppling of the Tunisian and Egyptian dictators.

-Lady Gaga (@LadyGaga) has over 21 million followers on Twitter, making her the most "followed" user. Barack Obama (@BarackObama) is by the most popular politician on Twitter with over 13 million followers, while YouTube (@YouTube) is the most popular brand on Twitter with 10 million followers.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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