A guy named Dustin Curtis, who is a web designer, managed to snag an interview with one of the lead engineers at Twitter. What he discovered was that Twitter is Justin Bieber. That and Twitter must be a bunch of 13 year olds.
“At any moment, Justin Bieber uses 3% of our infrastructure. Racks of servers are dedicated to him.”
Three percent? That is a ton. I can't believe there are that many people who are talking about Justin Bieber 140 characters at a time. What do they keep saying? Is it all about the hair?
What I wonder is if Twitter had been around at the prime of Backstreet Boys or 'N Sync would they have used up more than 4% of Twitter. It seems to me that they were way more popular than Justin Bieber. More fans screaming, more hotel rooms being staked out. Why do people like Bieber so much?