42 Fascinating Facts about Twitter

wptweetmachineCheck out some interesting and fascinating facts about Twitter. Let me know how many of these you were aware of…

  1. Number of people that use Twitter: 310 million [ Source: Digital Trends ]
  2. Number of total estimated Twitter registered users: 1.3 billion [ Source:  Business Insider ]
  3. Number of unique monthly visitors to Twitter.com : 120 million [ Source: ComScore  ]
  4. Total number of user accounts that Twitter can handle : 18 quintillion [Source : VentureBeat ]
  5. Number of average monthly visitors to Twitter that do not log in: 500 million [ Source: Twitter Blog  ]
  6. Number of daily active Twitter users: 100 million [ Source: Government Archives  ]
  7. Number of average followers per Twitter user: 208 [ Source:  The Telegraph ]
  8. Number of Twitter accounts that have ever sent a tweet: 550 million [ Source: SlashGear  ]
  9. Number of Twitter users in the US: 65 Million [ Source:  Recode ]
  10. Number of Twitter active users that are estimated to be actually bots : 23 Million [ Source: QZ  ]
  11. Number of Tweets sent each day : 500 million That’s 6,000 Tweets every second [ Source: Internet Live Stats ]
  12. Number of employees Twitter has : 3,900 [ Source: Twitter  ]
  13. Number of US social media users who are Twitter users : 29.2% [ Source:  Statista ]
  14. Number of active Twitter users who access the site via mobile : 80% [ Source:  Twitter ]
  15. Number of Twitter accounts that have no followers at all : 391 Million [ Source: Slash Gear ]
  16. Percentage of teens that consider Twitter their favorite social network : 26% [Source : Beatabeat ]
  17. Percentage of Journalists that are a part of all verified accounts : 24.6% [ Source: Adweek ]
  18. Percentage of the world’s leaders that are on Twitter : 83% [ Source: PR Newswire ]
  19. Percentage of Accounts that are held outside of the US : 79% [ Source: Twitter ]
  20. Percentage of Twitter users that created an account and never sent a tweet: 44% [ Source: SlashGear ]
  21. Percentage of active Twitter users that log onto it more than once a day: 34% [ Source:  Global Web Index ]
  22. Percentage of US companies with 100+ employees who use Twitter for marketing : 65.8% [ Source: eMarketer ]
  23. Percentage of Twitter users who feel more positive about a brand when their Tweet has been replied to : 77% [ Source: Twitter Blog ]
  24. Percentage of Top brands that have over 100,00 followers on Twitter : 58% [ Source: Adweek ]
  25. Percentage of of companies that Tweet more than once a day : 92%
    Percentage of of companies that Tweet 1-5 times a day : 42%
    Percentage of of companies that Tweet 6-10 times a day : 19% [ Source: Adweek ]
  26. Percentage of Twitter users that have mentioned a brand in a Tweet : 80% [ Source: Twitter Blog ]
  27. Percentage of users surveyed by Twitter who reported that they had taken action after seeing a brand mentioned in Tweets : 54% [ Source: Twitter Blog ]
  28. Twitter is the Number 1 place to get Breaking News : On 15 January 2009, a US Airways flight crashed on NYC’s Hudson River. A photo posted to Twitter broke the news before traditional media did [ Source: TwitPic ]
  29. In March 2015, Twitter acquired Periscope for $86m [ Source: CNET  ]
  30. Twitter posted a net income of $7 million in Q4 of 2015 [ Source: The National  ]
  31. On November 7, 2013, Twitter priced their IPO at $26 per share. [ Source: Twitter  ]
  32. By May 17, 2016, the price had fallen to $17.75 [ Source:  Google UK ]
  33. Katy Perry has the most followers, with over 87m [ Source: Twitter Counter ]
  34. @Caitlyn_Jenner is the Fastest Twitter account to reach 1 million followers (4 hours) : [ Source : Twitter ]
  35. The most retweeted Tweet is by Ellen DeGeneres : 3.33m RTs [ Source: Twitter  ]
  36. The most Tweeted emoji is ‘Tears of joy’ : 14.5 billion Tweets [ Source: Twitter ]
  37. During the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final, 618,725 tweets were sent in a single minute [ Source: campaignLive UK ]
  38. A day’s worth of Tweets would fill a 10 million page book [ Source: Twitter Blog ]
  39. Twitter’s top 5 markets (countries) account for 50% of all Tweets [ Source: Statista ]
  40. It took 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to go from the first Tweet to the billionth [ Source: Twitter Blog ]
  41. The average Twitter user follows five businesses [ Source: Lorir Taylor ]
  42. The last two years have seen a 2.5x increase in customer service conversations on Twitter [ Source: Twitter Blog ]
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