Video Illustration of What Global Flow of Twitter's Information Looks Like

Whether across the world or across the street, Twitter -- and more broadly, technology -- allows people to view the world through each other's eyes."We see this behavior during everything from sporting events like the World Cup to widely-televised news events like the royal wedding, and also in the face of major disasters like the […]

Whether across the world or across the street, Twitter -- and more broadly, technology -- allows people to view the world through each other's eyes.

"We see this behavior during everything from sporting events like the World Cup to widely-televised news events like the royal wedding, and also in the face of major disasters like the March 11 earthquake in Japan, where the volume of Tweets sent per second spiked to more than 5,000 TPS five separate times after the quake and ensuing tsunami," twitter blogged today.

Personal messages
On Twitter, "we saw a 500% increase in Tweets from Japan as people reached out to friends, family and loved ones in the moments after the earthquake. The video below shows the volume of @replies traveling into and out of Japan in a one-hour period just before and then after the earthquake. Replies directed to users in Japan are shown in pink; messages directed at others from Japan are shown in yellow" twitter said.

Spread of information
The clip below displays worldwide retweets of Tweets originating in Japan for one hour after the earthquake. Senders' original Tweets are shown in red; Tweets retweeted by their followers in the hour after the event are displayed in green.

[Source:Twitter]

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