And the winner is…Twitter

by Reynaldo Caacbay, posted 2 years ago
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Last week we blogged about the Super Bowl and how it triggered people to follow the New York Giants and the New England Patriots on Twitter during the Super Bowl.  And although the Giants won the Super Bowl, the real winner for us was Twitter. With an astonishing 12,233 tweets per second (TPS) in the closing moments of the game and managing 13,7 million tweets in total related to the Super Bowl. The twitter stats really represents the significant growth of Twitter as a platform, during a live event. Here’s an interesting info graphic from Twitter, with the top 3 leading ad hashtags. If you haven’t seen the ads, check out the adscrimmage of Twitter.

With Madonna’s halftime show performance twitter reached 10,245 TPS which also is a record if you compare it with live music events. Unfortunately Madonna doesn’t have a Twitter account, but she’s a big fan of Google+ where she has more than 685,231 followers and also has been listed in the top 100 most followed people on Google+. Needless to say that if Madonna had a Twitter account, she would also spike in followers. And than we also could show you how this data looked like in an interesting graph. But we don’t, so why don’t you check out her Google+ stats. If you’re not so into Google+ you could predict how many followers you (or any other user) would  gain and share your prediction with your followers. You can find this handy tool tool right under your weekly graph and it looks like this:

With more live events to come and knowing that the Super Bowl 2012 did extremely well. We won’t be surprised with all the great sports, music events and the US presidential elections coming up. That it’s a mather of time that Twitter records will be break again coming year.. It’s going to be a twitterafic year!

Have a good day and enjoy Twitter. Cheers!

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