- Furries stop domestic assault in viral video Wednesday 6:10 PM
- Gritty under police investigation for allegedly punching a teen fan Wednesday 6:04 PM
- Twitter users throw animal parties with emoji in new meme Wednesday 5:21 PM
- Woman who went viral supporting Soleimani killing exposed as Libyan militia lobbyist Wednesday 5:01 PM
- Jeff Bezos subtweets Saudi prince following phone hack report Wednesday 3:29 PM
- ‘Yeah, good. OK’ Bernie Sanders meme is a new way to dismiss people Wednesday 3:10 PM
- ‘Vanderpump Rules’ recap: Petty displays of affection Wednesday 2:12 PM
- Makeup artist transforms into Timothée Chalamet on TikTok Wednesday 1:54 PM
- Iguanas are falling from trees—and people are selling them online for food Wednesday 1:02 PM
- 75,000 sign petition to fire Wendy Williams after ‘cleft lip’ comment about Joaquin Phoenix Wednesday 12:30 PM
- Kim Kardashian says Kylie Jenner’s setting spray is ‘cheap sh*t’ Wednesday 11:59 AM
- Trump continues to demand Apple unlock iPhones for the government Wednesday 11:46 AM
- Police officer suspended after video of a handcuffed Delonte West surfaces Wednesday 11:33 AM
- ‘Girls don’t want a boyfriend’ meme leaves boyfriends in 2019 Wednesday 11:21 AM
- Are these tweets about ‘The Bachelor’ or Trump’s impeachment? Wednesday 10:45 AM
Sina Weibo trounces Twitter during the Olympic opening ceremonies
Sina Weibo recorded an astounding 119 million posts during the ceremonies, roughly 12 times as many as Twitter.
It’s nearly impossible to avoid all the Olympic noise on Twitter. But across the pond (the Pacific one), things are even crazier. In the unofficial contest of social media chatter, China’s microblogging service, Sina Weibo, absolutely trounced Twitter during the opening ceremonies, according to an infographic Sina released Saturday.
Sina Weibo recorded 119 million posts during the ceremonies while Twitter only managed a relatively meager 9.6 million tweets. It would take an average person 27 years, without sleeping or eating, to read all those posts, according to the infographic.
And while the sheer volume of posts stands out the most, there were some other telling bits of data, too. For one, Sina Weibo has quite the international reach. The United Kingdom and the United States accounted for about 2.4 million posts, for instance. Combined that’s about 5 million, which isn’t too far behind Twitter’s 9.6 million tweets. Those big numbers are probably thanks to the large populations of Chinese studying and working abroad.
The hottest person during the opening ceremonies, meanwhile, was the queen herself. Sina Weibo users wrote about Queen Elizabeth 270,000 times. They might have been talking about the stunt man dressed as the queen who parachuted into Olympic Stadium with Daniel Craig, the James Bond star. But we’re guessing most of the chatter was about the queen picking her nails as the British delegation began its march around Olympic stadium.
Here’s the infographic. Warning: Chinese.
Photo via NBC
Kevin Morris is a veteran web reporter and editor who specializes in longform journalism. He led the Daily Dot’s esports vertical and, following its acquisition by GAMURS in late 2016, launched Dot Esports, where he serves as the site’s editor-in-chief.