Tag Archives: buzz

Almost 5000 tweets per minute during Obama’s inauguration

It is no big surprise that Obama’s inauguration generated a lot of buzz on Twitter. The hashtag #inaug09 quickly became one of the most frequently typed Twitter tag. But exactly how often did people tweet about Obama’s inauguration? We have quite detailed data about this day on Facebook: Since this morning more than 1.5 million […]

Reading the Global Database of Wishes

Google’s new Insights for Search allows us to see what the world is looking for. A few months ago, I wrote a post for my German blog that described Google as a global database of people’s will to knowledge and of their wishes (this of course echoes John Batelle’s famous phrase). In that particular post […]

5 things we may already know about the next big thing

What’s the next big thing after microblogging and lifestreaming? Here are five things that we may already know about it. Now that Twitter and Friendfeed are starting to be better and better known and even adapted by mainstream media – well, maybe excluding Germany, where a large computer magazine tried to convince David Weinberger in […]

A short history of the fail whale

Yesterday evening, I was thinking about all those strange memes on Twitter and FriendFeed. From the fail whale to epic fail and bacon. I like the fail whale most because it’s such a perfect description and has spread very fast – the picture only has been introduced on May 30 (and posted to Flickr by […]