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Record 10,000 tweets per second during Super Bowl

Twitter said users were firing off a record 10,000 tweets per second in the final three minutes of the Super Bowl. Madonna’s half-time performance during the New York Giants 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots also saw a surge in Twitter activity with users tapping out an average of…

Jobs death likely to smash Internet records

The death of Apple founder Steve Jobs provoked an online outpouring of grief likely to smash records, an Australian firm said Thursday as mourners took to the Internet to pay tribute to the tech guru. Social media sites sagged under the weight of Jobs-related posts, with five of the top…

107 trillion emails sent last year: Pingdom

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Internet users sent a total of 107 trillion emails last year, most of them spam, according to a Web monitoring service. The number of emails sent last year were among the facts and figures about the Internet gathered by Pingdom from various sources and published Thursday at…

Twitter bot argues with climate change deniers

Debating a stubborn opponent can be an exhausting task, unless, of course, your entire argument is automated. A software developer has created a Twitter bot that automatically discovers and responds to tweets that are skeptical of global warming. Nigel Leck’s chatbot @AI_AGW, who goes by the name “Turing Test,” scans…

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