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Twitter facts

278,000 Tweets are sent every minute.

Twitter is more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol, according to a study.

“Friendstalker” was one of the early names considered for Twitter.

The FBI has a Twitter slang dictionary.

The official Twitter account of @Sweden is given to a random citizen every week to manage.

In 2013, a fake tweet temporarily wiped out US$130 billion off the stock market.

In 2014, there are about 350,000 tweets and 382,000 Facebook likes every minute.

A day’s worth of Twitter posts would fill a 10-million-page book.

Every tweet Americans send is being archived by the Library of Congress.

The CIA reads up to 5 million tweets a day.

Justin Bieber has more followers on Twitter than Spain has people.

The U.S. Government created a Twitter clone for Cubans in 2011.

Facebook, Twitter and The New York Times have been blocked in China since 2009.

44% of registered Twitter users have never tweeted.

After Michael Jackson’s death hit the news, he was mentioned in a rate of 5,000 tweets per minute.

Twitter’s bird is called Larry.

In 2011, Twitter users tweeted the equivalent of 8,163 copies of “War and Peace” every day.

According to the Vatican, you can reduce the time you spend in purgatory by following the pope on Twitter.

Around 50% of Justin Bieber’s followers on Twitter are fake, a report found.

There’s a Twitter account that narrates WWII in “real-time.”

Twitter bought Vine for US$30 million several months before it was even officially released.

In April, 2013, someone hacked Associated Press’ Twitter account and tweeted that 2 bombs had exploded at the White House. The stock market crashed within seconds.

90% of the world’s Internet Users Don’t Use Twitter.

In 2012, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez rewarded his 3,000,000th Twitter follower, a 19-year old girl, with a new home.

Barack Obama has the most followers on Twitter of any world leader.

In 2016, a court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for asserting his atheism through Twitter posts.

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