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10 Lesser Known Facts About Twitter You Must Know

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Oct 29, 2022 5:00 PM

Read Time: 2 minute

Twitter has made headlines. Elon Musk is in charge of all of them. Almost every netizen has been captivated by the story of the world's richest man acquiring the popular microblogging site. Most people are aware of the most recent Twitter events. However, not everyone is aware of some intriguing facts about the "birdsite" that have come to light since the site's inception. How many of the following Twitter facts did you know?

1. Twitter was not always known as Twitter. Names such as Twitch, Smssy, and even Friendstalker were considered for the site, according to Nick Bilton's book, Hatching Twitter, which documents the site's birth and growth.

2. When the site first launched, everyone's first tweet was automated. As soon as you joined, it would publish, "Just setting up my twttr." On March 21, 2006, at 4:50 p.m. PT, co-founder Dorsey sent the first tweet. He beat Biz Stone by a minute. This tweet has received over 50,000 retweets.

3. Twitter posts used to be limited to 140 characters because the site was born as an SMS phone service and was designed to fit its character limit. The current character limit is 280.

4. In April 2009, actor Ashton Kutcher beat CNN to become the first Twitter user to have over a million followers.

5. 5. In its early days, Twitter had toyed with the idea of making a “worship" feature. The idea was to get every single one of a person's messages if you worshipped them. The feature never came to be.

6. The hashtag on the site was not created by an employee or founder but by a user. In August 2007, a person going by Chris Messina tweeted, “how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?” The user came to be known as “The Hashtag Godfather."

7. You've heard of hashtags, right? However, Twitter has "Cashtags." ". These are tags with a dollar sign followed by ticker symbols that are used to track stock news.

8. Larry Bird is the name of Twitter's icon. The bird was named after Boston Celtics player Larry Bird. It has now eclipsed the celebrity of the star.

9. The Vatican once stated that following the Pope's Twitter feed during World Youth Day 2013 could reduce the amount of time spent in purgatory.

10. Elon Musk is not the only billionaire who has attempted to acquire Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg attempted to do the same thing twice. However, the offer was "disliked" both times ".

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