300 Kanye West tweets interrupt Twitter

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Source: Mashable

How much buzz is one inappropriate publicity stunt during the VMAs worth in the Twitter age? In the case of Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, almost 300,000 tweets in one hour.

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According to Trendrr, which tracks buzz on Twitter, there were a total of 293,024 tweets in the hour immediately following West’s outburst.

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While the spike was short-lived, discussion surrounding the event continues this morning, as the participants are still trending topics on Twitter, and as you can see in the graph, there are still tens of thousands of tweets pouring in about Kanye’s antics.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, the VMA’s culminated with Beyonce taking “Video of the Year” and then inviting Swift on stage to finish the acceptance speech that Kanye interrupted earlier in the night:

Beyoncé Wins Video of the Year

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