20 Facts You Didn’t Know About Twitter

The internet revolution has given us many things that we need to be grateful for. Watching funny cat videos has never been easier thanks to the services of ‘YouTube’. Stalking our friends has become a highly respectable social event after the advent of ‘Facebook’. The changes are evident and clearly couldn’t have come any sooner. We all know ‘Twitter’ as the service that gives a voice to people that have very little to say. Here are 20 things you did not know about Twitter that are probably worth tweeting about:

It Was Originally Called ‘Twttr’

Most companies run through various ideas for their brand name before finalizing on what works best for them. We all know about ‘Facebook’ being originally named ‘The Facebook’. Can you imagine if Twitter was instead called ‘Twttr’? Luckily sanity prevailed and that senseless abbreviation was duly elongated.

Their Logo Is Called Larry

That’s right, Larry Bird. The famous twitter bird was named Larry after the legendary Boston Celtics player, Larry Bird.

First Billion Tweets

It took all the twitter users 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to reach a billion tweets. Now the current users send out a billion tweets every week. Do we really have so much more to share since 2007?

The Higest Tweeter Of All Time

The highest tweeter of all time goes to a Japanese girl, @Yougakduan_00. This user has tweeted a mind boggling 36,402,262 posts — that’s one every second, for 421 days!