Since its creation, Twitter has taken the world by storm. In just a few years, it has assembled an army of 500 million users. It is used for business, gossip, self-promotion, coordinating political protest and expressing anger about delayed trains.
But how much do you really know about this microblogging platform?
When was Twitter created?
How many users does Twitter have in the UK?
- Around 5 million
- Around 10 million
- Around 20 million
Who has the most followers on Twitter?
- Barack Obama
- Lady Gaga
- Justin Bieber
TRUE or FALSE - A tweet has been sent from space
What is the name of the bird seen on the Twitter logo?
- Big Bird
- Larry the Bird
- Boris the Bird
- Tweety Pie
What is the name of the company Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey now runs?
TRUE or FALSE - Twitter turns HTTPS on for its users by default
Which news portal didn't have its Twitter account hacked this year?
The government of which country blocked Twitter after civilian protest turned violent?
Who sent the most retweeted tweet of 2011?
- Barack Obama
- Stephen Fry
TRUE or FALSE - Twitter was once called Microtxt
Which celebrities famously supported Paul Chambers, the man at the centre of the Twitter Joke Trial?
- Jimmy Carr and Hugh Lawrie
- Stephen Fry and Al Murray
- Gary Lineker and Lady Gaga
- Rupert Murdoch and Alan Sugar
The “Innovators Patent Agreement” implemented by Twitter means:
- The employees keep all the rights to the patents they develop
- Twitter will only use its patents for defensive purposes
- Twitter will actively buy patents from private developers
What URL shortening service is currently used by Twitter?
Which of these events had Twitter blocked at the venue?
- The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
- Olympic opening ceremony
- The Royal Wedding
Whatever the reason, it seems that the Twitter phenomenon has passed you by. Maybe it's the Beliebers and Twihards that got on your nerves, or the constant flow of nonsensical trends. Or maybe you just simply think that 140 characters aren't enough to say anything useful. Sure, it has some flaws, but Twitter can also deliver the freshest news and enable users to take part in events happening on the other side of the world. Maybe microblogging deserves another chance?
You know your way around Twitter, and have a few hundred followers to prove it. You use the platform to get the latest news and listen to influential thinkers. And of course, you can get your point across beautifully, despite the 140 character limit. Twitter is still growing. Stick with it, and help shape the future of social media!
Your Tweets change lives, and you have an army of followers to prove it. Your words are more powerful than nuclear weapons, and your hastags define the worldwide trends. Even the birds in your garden are blue! Twitter is shaped by people like you. Thanks for all the hard work!