The Power of Twitter

We all know that the recent death of Steve Jobs shook the world. I don’t think there was one person who wasn’t aware of his brilliance and what a difference he has made to this world we live in.

What this also brought to my attention is the true power of twitter. At the time of his death the new twitter traffic record was broken. According to social media monitoring firm SR7 the online reaction on Twitter to Steve Jobs’ passing reached 10,000 tweets per second which is incredible.

The previous records were:

• Beyonce’s performance at a MTV Video Music Awards where she announced she was pregnant, reached 8,868 TPS (tweets per second)

• Japan beating the USA in the women’s soccer World Cup that produced 7,196 TPS

• Osama Bin Laden’s death recorded 5,000 TPS

Find out what else is popular in the twitter-sphere right now at What the Trend

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