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Justin Bieber ‘takes up three per cent’ of Twitter


 

Justin Bieber ‘takes up three per cent’ of Twitter

Justin Bieber, the teen pop star, has expanded his web-based army of fans to such levels that he accounts for about three per cent of all activity on Twitter.

 

Three in every 100 tweets can be traced back to Bieber

Three in every 100 tweets can be traced back to Bieber Photo: REX FEATURES

The social networking site has previously claimed that Bieber, a singer who shot to fame on YouTube, is mentioned 60 times a second on its website, which publishes 65 million tweets every day.

Now Dustin Curtis, an American blogger, has claimed that three in every 100 tweets can be traced back to Bieber, The Independent reported.

Curtis, quoting a Twitter employee, wrote: "At any moment, Justin Bieber uses 3 per cent of our infrastructure. Racks of our servers are dedicated to him."

The phenomenon can be partially explained by the fact the singer almost exclusively appeals to infatuated young teenage girls, who frantically profess their love for Bieber on their social networking pages.

The star stirs up equivalent levels of revulsion in various other cross-sections of the internet community, accounting for another huge volume of Bieber-related web activity.

In the past the Canadian teenager has been maliciously targeted by a number of online pranks, for example when "non-Beliebers" targeted a poll on his website where fans could vote for his next tour venue.

The weight of orchestrated campaign meant the winning vote was for North Korea.

Bieber-sceptics have also organised mass searches of demeaning sentences, such as "Justin Bieber Syphilis", into Google – forcing them up the search engine’s "hot searches" list.

By Nick Collins
Published: 7:30AM BST 09 Sep 2010 http://www.telegraph.co.uk

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September 13, 2010 - Posted by | Blogroll, Entertainement, Money, People, Weird

1 Comment »

  1. I like his songs.

    Comment by Zhaox | September 14, 2010


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