Twitter, which turned 10 years old Monday, has grown into one of the leading global social networks. Here are 10 key facts about the messaging platform:
320 million – The number of active monthly users of the social media website. Of these, 32 million are in India.
500 million – The number of tweets posted every day. They add up to around 183 billion tweets every year.
84.7 million followers make American singer Katy Perry the Twitter queen followed by Justin Bieber with 77.4 million and Taylor Swift with 73.2 million followers.
71.3 million people follow US President Barack Obama, making him the most followed world leader.
18.7 million followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have made him the second-most popular world leader on Twitter.
19.9 million followers make Amitabh Bachchan India’s Twitter superstar. PM Modi is ranked second.
14.5 billion – The number of times the ‘tears of joy’ emoji has been tweeted, the highest for a pictograph.
320 million – The number at which Twitter users have remained for the last two quarters. In recent months, its shares have moved up but the San Francisco-based company has never turned a profit.
3 – The position Twitter stands at when compared to other social media networks. It stands behind Facebook (1.5 billion) and Facebook-owned Instagram (400 million).
$2.2 billion – The figure Twitter boosted its revenue to in 2015, mostly from advertising, compared with $1.4 billion in 2014.
Twitter also tweeted a 2.30 minute video: