Clay Heaton

All Your Tweets Are Belong To Us: the Twitterverse declares a winner

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This post is the second is a series that examines this year’s console launches through the eyes of the Twitterverse. For more on the project, see the description in the previous post.

As of the evening of the 24th of November, I have dutifully collected 4,168,778 English language tweets about the PS4 and the Xbox One. A few minor technical glitches aside, this represents 348 consecutive hours of tweets that include words and hash tags relevant to the new consoles.

After the jump, find out whether Swedish soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic and One Direction member Louis Tomlinson play the same system…

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All Your Tweets Are Belong to Us: what does Twitter say about next-gen consoles?

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This is an exciting season to be a console gamer. Regardless of whether you decide to make a day-one purchase of the PS4 or Xbox One, you likely are slurping up console news and unboxing videos in anticipation of release. Perhaps, even, in a momentary lapse of 140 characters, you fired a tweet off to your devoted followers, gushing with enthusiasm for the new Kinect. Maybe you then lost half of your followers (and gamer cred), so you deleted the tweet.

Don’t worry. After the jump, we have you covered. Continue reading →