Ten Things Most People Don’t Know About Twitter

Posted on Friday, Feb 13, 2009

Most people on the webbertubes have, by now, heard of Twitter. You might even use it. But only the true, power-users of Twitter know these ten facts:

  1. Nasa has been broadcasting tweets into space since 1972. The first one will reach Omicron Persei 8 in the year 2059.
  2. If you have more than 50 tweets that contain the word “monetize” all future tweets are automatically marked with #annoyingdbag.
  3. All of @feliciaday‘s tweets are written by robots. Sexy, sexy robots.
  4. According to international law, once @neilhimself reaches 1,000,000 followers he will be named Supreme President of the World.
  5. There are three companies who have a secret deal with Twitter that allows them to data mine all tweets for targeted advertising purposes. These companies are Microsoft, Haliburton, and whoever it is that sells the Snuggie.
  6. In the future, all resumes will have to be written in 140 characters or less.
  7. There is a law dating back to the late 1800’s making it illegal to use the term “tweeple” to refer to users of Twitter “in the presence of a person of the female sex” in Alton, Illinois.
  8. If you take the first character of the first fifteen tweets by @wilw and re-arrange them, it spells out “I heart Wesley Crusher!”
  9. @FakeSarahPalin was actually John McCain.
  10. If you tweet more than 10 times an hour, your name goes on a special list. You don’t want to be on that list.


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