Watch Tweets As They Flow Out of Japan After The Earthquake

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After the earthquake hit Japan earlier this year, tweets poured out of the country and retweets spread across the world. The level of tweeting spiked to 5000 tweets per second after the quake and Tsunami hit.

Twitter employee Miguel Rios took this data and presented it in an eye-catching video. It's one thing to say 5,000 TPS, it's another to actually see it explode over time.

The image above is a tease as it shows a snapshot of the tweets (magenta) and re-tweets (green) coming out of Japan. Head over to Twitter's blog to watch the online communication start as a trickle, explode and then travel across the world. [Twitter Blog]

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minibeardeath

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