THERE’S no questioning the power of Twitter.
The social networking and microblogging site generates 500 million tweets a day, or about 5,700 a second. The company recently revealed six of their most popular hashtags from 2013.
What started as a feelgood story for San Francisco warmed hearts the world over. By dressing up as Batman and saving ‘Gotham’, five-year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott generated nearly a half-million tweets in a single day from 117 countries.
Hollywood’s biggest night had Twitter in a tizzy, including 85,300 tweets per minute when Argo won Best Picture.
The Ravens. The 49ers. Beyonce at halftime. The blackout. There was no shortage of things to tweet about during Super Bowl XLVII.
The peak number of tweets per minute shortly after the birth of George to Prince William and Kate.
The finish-line bombings and a frantic manhunt triggered an outpouring of tweets for a wounded city.
The number of retweets — the largest number this year — after Glee star Lea Michele thanked fans for support following the death of her costar and partner Corey Monteith.