Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bin Laden's death hits record on social networking

MADRID (Portaltic / EP) .- The death of Osama Bin Laden to American hands has been one of the biggest phenomena experienced in the recent history of social networking. Twitter posted a major peak messages per second and many were those who heard the news on social networks. Also jerked or Instagram FourSquare business.

According to research conducted by Mashable among 20,000 of its readers, Twitter (31%) and Facebook (20%) accounted for more than half of the channels of information from which nurtured its users to learn the death of terrorist. The speed with which news and comments were issued and the volume of these involved the death of Bin Laden became one of the most followed on Twitter history.

As reported by the company of 'microblogging', surpassing the 12.4 million tweets per hour and reached the 5,106 tweets per second at the beginning and end of the address by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, announcing the death of the terrorist. Does not represent the historical record of the network of 'microblogging', since during the middle of the Super Bowl there were 4,064 tweets per second and during the Chinese new year came to 6,939.

However, in this case the volume of messages has been maintained for longer, as stated by Twitter. There was also a mass phenomenon of 'check-ins "in the application FourSquare referring to the various locations of the possible whereabouts of Osama bin Laden's body. In the social network Facebook, the proliferation of pages related to the death of Bin Laden-like 'Osama Bin Laden has muerto'-in on Monday afternoon all accumulated a minimum of 150,000' like me ', some reaching over 440,000 within hours, according to Mashable.

In the social network pages not without joking about the news, like 'Bin Laden live with SpongeBob in a pineapple under the sea' or 'Bin Laden has died, and I can travel with my shampoo?'. In terms of photos uploaded to cyberspace, 20 percent of them were related to Bin Laden, according to The New York Times, while Instangram, was seen an increase of 35 percent of the volume of photographs.

The photograph of President Obama and his team of government to monitor the operation that ended with the death of Bin Laden was seen by 600,000 people in the first hour on the network, reaching about 13,000 views per minute. Google released an update on the location of the body of Obama in Abbottabad, a city in northern Pakistan, 75 miles from Islamabad.

This application of Google Maps was seen by thousands. Furthermore, a study of Yahoo searches related to the character of Osama Bin Laden rose 98.5 percent, those on a 302 percent Bush, seeking news about Pakistan a 601 per cent and that of regarding Obama increased 119 percent.

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