Hello Beautiful World: Twitter Activity on New Year’s Eve

While checking out The Atlantic’s online magazine yesterday, I came across this article by Nicholas Jackson on activity on Twitter on New Year’s Eve.  According to the article (and Twitter’s statistics), 6,939 tweets were sent in one second immediately after midnight in Japan.  The east coast of the U.S. sent almost 3,000 TPS (tweets per second) after midnight celebrating the new year.Wow!  The picture below shows twitter activity on New Year’s Eve.  The large circles represent a concentration of tweets taking place at once (The Twitter blog mentions these circles are presumably taking place when the clock struck 12am in a particular time zone).  *Nerd alert* I am completely fascinated by this graphic and the power of Twitter.

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Source: Twitter

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