20 Fun Facts About Twitter

By 13/07/2016 Marketing, Twitter No Comments

Twitter is quickly becoming one of the world’s most used social media sites. This unique platform is used by many people for various reasons. Today, we take a look at twenty fun facts about Twitter.

Take a look at our list down below:

It takes Twitter users just 48 hours to send a billion tweets combined!

The above fact is made all the more impressive when you consider the first billion tweets took just over three years to come around.

People’s Twitter usage varies depending on numerous factors. But, on average, Twitter users have tweeted around 300 times. That’s just under one tweet a day for a year.

The Twitter app is one of the most downloaded items on both the App Store and Google Play Store. In fact, 50% of users will tweet via the mobile app.

These days, there are so many people using Twitter on a regular basis. It has 310 million active users each month. That’s nearly as much as the population of America.

Twitter has led to people coming up with new slang words and terms. As a result, the FBI has composed its own Twitter slang dictionary!

More than 32% of people on the internet will use Twitter. That’s over a third of the people that are online.

Approximately 64% of consumers have bought things based on something they saw on Twitter.

The majority of 18-34-year-olds online are using Twitter regularly. In fact, a whopping 91% are on social media and constantly speaking about brands.

On average, each Twitter user will have 208 followers. This means 208 people that will see their tweets pop up on their timeline.

34% of users will log into their Twitter account more than once each day.

Amazingly, around 46% of Twitter users will be on the site/mobile app at least once a day during the year.

Businesses thrive on this social media platform. Regarding average followers, business accounts have 14,709!

YouTube is the most followed brand on the whole of Twitter. It sits on the throne with a colossal 19 million followers.

Twitter has grown massively since its inception and is now worth over £8 billion!

The most retweeted tweet ever is a selfie from the 2014 Oscars by Ellen DeGeneres. It’s received over 3 million retweets in two years.

Twitter has been monetising its platform since 2010. Users can pay to promote tweets, accounts and trends to gain more coverage.

When someone follows a brand on Twitter, they’re 72% more likely to purchase a product from that brand.

Tweets with an image are five times more likely to be engaged with than ones only including text.

40% of users don’t tweet from their account. However, they still click links and read news, while following other accounts.

And on that note, we come to the end of our twenty fun facts about Twitter. Hopefully, you’ve found these as fun as we did! It’s interesting to take a look at such a powerful marketing platform and see some of the crazy facts and figures surrounding it.


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