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The Golden Globes: Bad Night For Ricky Gervais, Good Night For Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Judging by the reaction on Twitter, the 69th Golden Globes, which took place this past Sunday, was a big hit.

Twitter has confirmed that the awards show triggered a tweets per second (TPS) peak of 6,162, which surpassed last year’s Super Bowl and the Royal Wedding, but fell short of Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement and Castle In The Sky, which set Twitter’s all-time TPS benchmark.

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Ricky Gervais Returns To “Pointless” Twitter

English comedian Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) has reactivated his Twitter account, despite labeling the platform as “pointless” and a “device for teenagers” after his first attempt on the micro-blogging network in December 2009.

Gervais quit Twitter just a few weeks later – on January 9 2010 he wrote, “I am sorry, but I am going to stop these tweets because I don’t see the point. Please follow my blog at”

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Ricky Gervais: When Celebrities Fail At Twitter

Yesterday Ricky Gervais made the decision to quit Twitter.

Ricky Gervais: When Celebrities Fail At Twitter

He’s only been ‘active’ on the service since mid-December, but clearly felt like he’d given it a good go. On his blog, he wrote, “As you may know I’ve stopped with Twitter. I just don’t get it I’m afraid. I’m sure it’s fun as a networking device for teenagers but there’s something a bit undignified about adults using it. Particularly celebrities who seem to be showing off by talking to each other in public. If I want to tell a friend, famous or otherwise what I had to eat this morning, I’ll text them. And since I don’t need to make new virtual friends, it seemed a bit pointless to be honest.

Ricky Gervais: When Celebrities Fail At TwitterI suppose it was meant to be a bit of a marketing tool for The Globes, but they are watched by 25 million people in America alone and maybe 300 million people world wide – tweeting about it would be a drop in the ocean. Also I’ve got the website and I don’t have to restrict things to 140 characters. My tweeting was becoming like a tabloid version of this blog, and I couldn’t even put important stuff like this up.”

(The parts in bold are my own, added for emphasis.)

To be honest, I didn’t even know that Gervais was even on Twitter. And I consider myself to be a fan of the man, particularly his stand-up work. So something there is already not right.

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