Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, winning the final round of voting by the by International Olympic Committee (IOC) to beat Istanbul by 60 votes to 36.
Tokyo last hosted the Games in 1964, and the 2020 win was an emotional victory for Japan, who celebrated accordingly.
But how did the world react?
Remember your first tweet?
Last week we documented how a new update from Topsy made it really easy for anyone to find their very-first tweets that they wrote on Twitter and, as you would expect, for most of us, they’re pretty lame.
But what about Twitter’s elite? Surely their first tweets were absolutely amazing? What an opportunity to shine!
Twitter often publishes interesting data visualizations and graphs that display the geography, content, or frequency of tweets across time periods and places.
Below, check out two fascinating graphs: average ratio of tweets per minute over weekdays vs. weekend, and the average ratio of tweets per minute in a day by month.
Digital detox vacations have surged in popularity lately, yet 57% of people would not give up social media on vacation even for a 25% discount on their hotel stay.
If you fall into the latter category, you might want to take a look at booking a stay at what is likely the world’s very first Twitter-themed hotel: Sol Wave House in Majorca, one of Spain’s Mediterranean Islands.
Ever heard of an anagram? If you need a refresher, it’s a word, phrase, or name formed by rearranging the letters of another.
Think “dormitory: dirty room”; “Clint Eastwood: Old West action”; and “listen:silent.”