Today Is Twitter’s 7th Birthday!

Lauren

The fact that we know how to say what we need to say in 140 characters or less these days is all thanks to Twitter! And it all started with the first ever tweet was sent by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006.

According to UK website, mirror.co.uk, check out these 10 fun Twitter facts!

** There are 400 million tweets sent every day.

** It took three years, two months and one day for the first billion Tweets to be sent on the platform. The same number are now sent every two-and-a-half days.

** The hashtag (#) feature, first proposed by a user, first appeared on Twitter in August 2007.

** UK Twitter users are very mobile – 80% of UK users are active on mobile, compared to 60% globally.

** The re-tweet feature was launched in August 2009, more than three years after the platform was founded.

** The most re-tweeted Tweet to date was President Barack Obama’s message, “Four more years”, after he won the US presidential election on November 6, 2012. It was re-tweeted more than 811,000 times.

** On March 25, 2012, James Cameron sent a Tweet from the ocean’s deepest point, the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific.

** The first Tweet was sent in San Francisco, California, by Twitter creator Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006.

** Today there are 200 million users worldwide and 10 million active users in the UK alone.

** Twitter was localised in right-to-left languages Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu, increasing the number of localised languages to 28, on March 6, 2012.

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