The Ultimate Twitter Quiz
by Staff
It's taking over the world 140 characters at a time. Some people use it to gather news. Some treat it as a race to get the most followers. It's Twitter, but how much do you know about it?

When did the project that grew into Twitter begin?

  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008

Whose idea was Twitter?

  • Biz Stone
  • Evan Williams
  • Jack Dorsey

What was Twitter's private venture valuation in September 2009?

  • $500 million
  • $1 billion
  • $15 billion

Which celebrity issued a challenge to CNN to see whose Twitter feed could gather 1 million followers first?

  • Drew Carey
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Oprah Winfrey

What would you see if you visited the Twitter site while the service was down?

  • Nothing
  • A 404 file not found message
  • The Fail Whale

What's the name of the award given to the best people and organizations on Twitter by the Twitter community?

  • The Shorty Awards
  • The Tweeties
  • The Whalie Awards

According to the Nielsen Wire, what was Twitter's retention rate in April 2009?

  • 80 percent
  • 60 percent
  • 40 percent

Currently, the message above where you type in your Twitter messages says "What's happening?" What did it used to say?

  • What's going on?
  • What are you doing?
  • Who are these people?

What did James Karl Buck's creative use of Twitter lead to?

  • He became a contestant on The Apprentice.
  • He was dismissed from a political campaign for posting inappropriate messages.
  • He got out of jail.

Who was the first astronaut to send a tweet from outer space?

  • Mike Massimino
  • Kathryn Hire
  • Gregory C. Johnson