A Michigan woman traded her Twitter handle @DietDrPepper to the Dr. Pepper parent corporation for a truckload of bottled water, which she sent to Flint, Michigan during the contaminated water crisis.
Supernatural fans used the hash tag #LuciferIsComing for the 5th season premiere when Lucifer is released, but unaware Twitter users responded with numerous #GodIsHere hash tags, leading both topics to be blocked from Twitter.
There is an electric eel in a Tennessee aquarium and the aquarium is hooked up to a computer that sends out a tweet from the electric eels twitter account whenever it discharges a high enough amount of electricity.
8000 people follow a twitter account called “Cologne Cathedral” that tweets “DONG” every hour. The amount of “DONGs” shows the time.
Conan O’Brien follows only one person on Twitter, a randomly chosen fan (Sarah Killen) who, since being followed in 2010, has gone from 3 to 138k followers.
North Korea is following 3 accounts on Twitter. Two are propaganda and the other is a 25 year old American from Texas. Nobody knows why.
“Friendstalker” was one of the early names considered for twitter.
You can be denied a loan because you’re unpopular on Facebook. A San Francisco-based start-up LendUp checks the Facebook and Twitter profiles of potential borrowers to see how many friends they have and how often they interact; the company views an active social media life as an indicator of stability.
The web app now pulls data for people on social media sites. It crunches all of the information, highlights topics where people are most influential, and generates a score for everyone between 1 and 100. The higher the score, the more influential a person is. Marketers use these scores to target their ads to industry leaders, whether it is a mom who has pull in her town’s PTA, or a CEO running a big-name company.