Monday, June 21, 2010

Sports Fans Break Records on Twitter - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Amazing numbers, but what’s the real information value-add?

People typically write about 65 million Twitter posts a day, according to the company, and about 750 messages per second. But in the 30 seconds after Japan scored against Cameroon on Monday, soccer fans wrote a record 2,940 posts per second. Basketball fans quickly broke that record with 3,085 posts per second after the Lakers’ victory.

In the last few months, the growth in visitors to Twitter’s site has slowed, prompting people to wonder whether the Twitter trend was plateauing.

In fact, people were still using Twitter in increasing numbers, but doing it more from mobile devices and other Twitter apps than from Twitter’s own site.

Sports Fans Break Records on Twitter - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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