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Re: <nettime> Twitter fails to jump to Dept of State's defence.
Charles Turner on Mon, 6 Dec 2010 10:01:22 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Twitter fails to jump to Dept of State's defence.


On Dec 5, 2010, at 6:54 AM, Leigh Blackall wrote:

> At more than 120 tweets a minute, and having sustained this rate for more
> than 4 days now, I'd like to know why #WIkileaks has not yet been listed by
> Twitter as "trending".

Not to defend Twitter, but spend some time on hashtags.org:

<http://hashtags.org/wikileaks>

...and you'll see there's not much correlation between the number of tweets and the "trending" display you see.

HTH, Charles





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