Twitter, the online social and microblogging platform, is widely known as the source for real-time news since launching in July 2006. And because of this, in 2013, a fake tweet temporarily wiped out $130 billion off the stock market claiming Obama was injured in a White House explosion. And because tweets are public by default, Daniel Knight Hayden was the first person to be prosecuted for a tweet in 2009 for wanting a war with the U.S. government and threatened to decapitate cops.
Twitter is also known for some funny hashtags such as when Margaret Thatchier died, the hashtag #nowthatchersdead, many thought Cher was dead as many read it as #NowThatChersDead. Similarly with Susan Boyle’s album party #susanalbumparty, many read it as #SusanAnalBumParty.
Twitter is also useful for data and trend patterns such as detecting flu outbreaks. These are some facts about Twitter, check out the video for more.