Twitter has released data showing the network’s reaction to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and while the response didn’t quite stand up to the efforts made by Wikipedia, Reddit and other online communities, Twitter was good for 2.4 million SOPA-related tweets between midnight and 4pm ET.

Not bad, but when you consider that the recent TV screening of 1986 animated movie Castle In The Sky in Japan triggered 25,088 tweets per second (TPS) – or over 3 million tweets in two minutes – it perhaps wasn’t the all-encompassing smackdown that the world anticipated.

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