PlayStation 3 A Big Tweet Generator
So, who Tweets about what? In the gaming world, which console takes the cake when it comes to Twitter updates?
Well, a reader turned us onto Kosmix Blog, where it seems they've looked into how much Twitter buzz has been generated by the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Basically, they just created a dedicated Tweetbeat page for each console and tracked the Tweets; they counted "the number of Tweets passing through the Twitter firehose as well as the number of people tweeting about each console." The result? At the time of the blog update, the PS3 has a significant lead:
PS3: 84,124 Tweets, 14,866 people Tweeting
Wii: 69,263 Tweets, 11,968 people Tweeting
Xbox 360: 54,273 Tweets, 10,897 people Tweeting
We have no idea why the PS3 is the most popular right now; perhaps you have a few ideas. Maybe because the PS3's star could still be on the rise, or maybe because any arguments or discussion surrounding Sony's machine are always more interesting than anything involving the other two consoles. We know we certainly get a lot of Comments, so the PS3 is obviously a conversation-starter. Nothin' wrong with that.
Side Note: You know, I just realized- we always say "a reader" because we don't single out individuals who send us news tips. However, BikerSaint - who forwarded us this particular tip - always feeds us a bunch of stuff, so he deserves a mention. ;)
11/28/2010 10:08:16 PM Ben Dutka