Social Media Impact of the Raspberry Pi Launch
The folks at Raspberry Pi recently tweeted / blogged about how they were briefly more popular than Lady Gaga etc for Google Searches during their launch. This prompted me to have a look at the impact the launch had in the Social Media ecosystem using DataSift's new Historics service and it looks quite interesting;
Launch Day Peak
Most Retweeted Content
Something big is happening at 0600h GMT on Wednesday 29 February 2012. Visit raspberrypi.org then to find out what's going on.
— Raspberry Pi (@Raspberry_Pi) February 27, 2012
Trying to buy a @Raspberry_Pi tonight is similar to trying to buy an iPhone on launch day. Never imagined that'd happen with a Linux gadget.
— Ryan Paul (@segphault) February 29, 2012
So we appear to have completely broken RS and Farnell's websites. Keep trying; that redirect should be moved *at some point*.
— Raspberry Pi (@Raspberry_Pi) February 29, 2012
Incredibly proud that @Raspberry_Pi is getting more media attention than the iPad 3 today. We can't wait to get our own slice of the Pi…
— Linux User&Developer (@LinuxUserMag) February 29, 2012
@Raspberry_Pi Some sysadmin in the UK is screaming: "WHY ARE THE CABLES ACTUALLY MELTING!?!"
— Cole (@bai_hao) February 29, 2012