Twitter explodes again at birth of Beyonce’s baby!
On August 28th, 2011, Beyonce Knowles announced her pregnancy after her performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards. This announcement set off a tweeting frenzy and apparently set a new Twitter record with 8,868 tweets per second (TPS), surpassing the previous record set by the US Women’s Soccer team game against Japan earlier that summer.
And on Saturday, January 7, 2012, Twitterverse exploded again with the news that Beyonce’s baby was born. Searching Visible Intelligence® the day after the birth, it appears tweets started coming in at 8:00PM (PT), and then once confirmed, the biggest spike occurred at around 11:00 PM (PT). The mostly neutral tweets rushed in as people shared the news. Delighted tweets were expressed along with negative ones—one in particular upset that the couple reportedly paid $1.3 million to reserve an entire hospital floor.
The baby girl’s name was also a hot topic on Twitter. Initial reports, confirmed by the prominent terms listed below, had the baby’s name as Ivy Blue.
However, later tweets confirmed it was the opposite, Blue Ivy Carter.
So the entertainment world and the social channels welcomed the birth of the first celebrity baby of 2012. Baby Blue Ivy is sure to be the talk of the year, and we’ll be keeping a close eye on Twitter to monitor how often she and her famous mom and dad are talked about throughout the year.
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