As we wish a #HappyBirthday to Twitter today, it seemed fitting to share the Top 10 Twitter Stats via a post by NDTV Gadgets – check it out here http://bit.ly/GCgBTn

As Twitter turns six, we take a look at some key stats that have made the Twitter story such an engrossing one.

1. Over 60 billion tweets were sent out in all of 2011.

2. The record for maximum tweets per second as of date is 12233, set during Superbowl 2012.

3. Twitter is the 9th most popular site in the world. (Source: Alexa)

4. Twitter started with a 5 member team in 2006, it now has 835 employees.

5. It took 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to hit the first billion tweets. It now takes less than a week to clock that many.

6. Lady Gaga (@LadyGaga) has over 21 million followers on Twitter, making her the most “followed” user. Barack Obama (@BarackObama) is by far the most popular politician on Twitter (8th overall), with over 13 million followers. YouTube (@YouTube) is the most popular brand on Twitter with 10 million followers, ahead of Twitter itself which is at 8 million.

7. The most popular Indian on Twitter as of date is none other than Amitabh Bachchan (@srbachchan) with over 2.3 million followers.

8. The most prolific user on Twitter is @Yougakudan_00, a 21-year Japanese boy who enjoys “anime/ manga, gaming and programming”, who has over 36 million tweets to his credit! That beats the next user by the small matter of 30 million tweets! (Source: Twitter Counter)

9. The most retweeted tweet in 2011 is this particular tweet by @Wendys:

RT for a good cause. Each retweet sends 50¢ to help kids in foster care.

The tweet raised $50,000 for the cause, so it’s safe to assume it got 100,000 retweets! (Source: Twitter)

10. Twitter is now available in 28 different languages around the world with Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu being the latest languages added.

Join us as we wish Twitter a happy 6th birthday and share the love on all your social media sites!