According to twitter’s blog, they received 5 times the normal tweets per second which peaked as Obama was being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.
Other social-networking sites also reported surges. Facebook received more than one million status updates with an average of over 4,000 updates per hour, which peaked during Obama’s inaugural speech. This was a record for Facebook, one of the Internets most popular social networks.
My tweets and updates were among the millions who watched the days events and followed the news on-line. The internet sure can bring people together and it makes the world a much smaller place. I thought Barack’s speech was excellent and right for the times. The world has changed and we need to adapt. It is such a relief to have a competent leader in the White House during these difficult times.