So yesterday, upon news that Michael Jackson died, millions of users swarmed twitter and sites like TMZ (which broke the story – take that CNN). The surge in volume resulted in delays accessing websites and apparently Twitter was tweeted to the limit as users sent 5,000 tweets per minute which created tweeting delays of up to five minutes. How many tweets can a twitterer tweet (try saying that three times really fast). The founder of twitter is quoted stating that the news of Jacko’s passing rivals the tweeting created by the US Presidential election. Overall web traffic was up by 20% due to the news and there are now 16,549 articles on google news related to the death of Michael Jackson. So the question is – what is everyone doing at their desks? Apparently they are tweeting.
Now get back to work.