Alex Steer

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Posting lions to Twitter

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I worked this out the other day, and it made me smile.

If you were to take all the text posted to Twitter in a single hour at a peak time of day (around 1.5 million messages, according to Tweespeed at the time of looking), and print it out on normal 80gsm paper, single-sided, single-spaced in 12pt Courier New, that hour's worth of Twittering would weigh around 250kg.

Which is roughly the weight of a lion. Quite a large one.

Suddenly Twitter's bird logo looks a bit out of place.

# Alex Steer (10/12/2009)