33 posts and columns on World Cup
No question this is one of the biggest news stories in years. Except on the Web, where all of our tweeting and reading and live-streaming about it isn’t generating nearly as much traffic as other big events of the last decade.
Twitter + big TV events are a natural combination, and one that Twitter has been playing up as it sells itself to advertisers.
Although World Cup tweeting caused record high volume and infrastructure demands on Twitter, the most-discussed topic on Twitter this year was actually the Gulf oil spill, said the San Francisco-based company tonight.
News Byteit will move its technical operations into a custom-built dedicated data center later this year that it hopes will better accommodate its explosive user growth and improve its performance. The move comes none too soon, as evidenced by several service failures during the World Cup and database problems as recently as Monday.