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The impact of the election on Twitter's web performance

The Twitter Election. That’s what everyone’s been calling it. Twitter has ushered in a whole new era of politics. The 2012 presidential race is the first in which voters could interact directly with the candidates (if not, their spokespeople); the first in which candidate triumphs and blunders were relived and exploited repeatedly in the days […] Continue reading

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Presidential debate sets Twitter record, slows performance

While President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney were dueling it out over the hot-button campaign issues last night, little did they know the debate was becoming the most-tweeted about political event in U.S. history, topping the tweet-per-minute records set by the Republican and Democratic National Conventions just a month ago. In fact, in […] Continue reading

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Twitter’s performance during the political conventions

While all eyes were on Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. these last two weeks for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, we had our eyes, and monitors, on Twitter to see if and how these events impacted Twitter’s website performance. As is the case with most big news events today, people took to Twitter in […] Continue reading

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Website performance strong during opening weekend of 2012 Olympic Games

The London 2012 Olympics started off strong on Friday night as the host country treated sports fans and patriots across the globe to a memorable opening ceremony: a look at country history during the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, a parachute arrival by the Queen and James Bond, and an emotional performance by Sir Paul McCartney. […] Continue reading

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Is Twitter down?

Apica’s checks* confirm that Twitter.com experienced an outage beginning at 11:23 a.m. EDT. It remained completely down until 12:04 p.m., recovered briefly, and then became unavailable again at approximately 12:15 p.m. At 12:58 p.m. Twitter started delivering server-side error codes — or a “Twitter is currently down” message to some users. Twitter doesn’t appear to be completely […] Continue reading

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