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Apple's iPad News Nearly Out-Tweets Obama's State Of The Union

By William Usher 2010-01-28 15:13:23 discussion comments
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Retrevo released some interesting tidbits of information today, as it appears that Apple's announcement for the iPad nearly toppled over President Obamaís State of the Union when it came to tweets. It certainly shows where the interest of Americanís lie, eh?

According to Retrevoís Buzzmeter, the Presidentís State of the Union peaked about 9,000 tweets per minute, while Appleís iPad news buzzed in with an equally impressive 7,000 tweets per minute. If Ashton Kutcher had a few more of his numbskull followers to tweet on behalf of Apple then the iPad probably would have easily taken the lead.

Itís a bit funny because in the press release, Retrevoís rep admits thatÖ
We were relieved to see that the Buzzmeter readings for Steve Jobs and the iPad came close but didn't exceed President Obama's moment in the spotlight. The State of the Union also had a longer sustained chatter after the event completed.

Yeah because the announcement of the glorified iPod Touch on steroids would somehow have been more embarrassing if it out-tweeted the State of the Union? I donít think itís any worse than pushing the Union address back behind American Idol. Now thatís a blow to the balls.


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