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Posts Tagged ‘response time’

Twitter Is Below Average When It Comes To Web Performance

Twitter ranks well below most other social networks in terms of web performance, according to new numbers from SmartBear’s AlertSite.

However, given the massive amount of traffic that Twitter has seen in recent months compared to a few years ago, the site does manage to come close to industry standards – and the fail whale is just a thing of the past.
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Why Was Twitter So Obsessed With #Earthquake East? [STATS]

The earthquake that hit the East Coast just before 2pm ET on August 23 might have caused little damage, but it kicked up quite the storm on Twitter.

Within one minute of the earthquake hitting Virginia, Twitter saw 40,000 earthquake-related tweets, and at their peak earthquake tweets reached 5,000 tweets-per-second – more than Osama bin Laden’s death and on par with the earthquake in Japan.

So with all of the mind-boggling stats coming out of this relatively harmless geological event, one question remains: why were Twitter users so obsessed with this particular earthquake?
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