Thursday, December 15, 2011

Japan sets a Twitter record


Legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki's classic film Castle in the Sky gets a screening about this time every year in Japan.

To say the film has a cult following there is something of an understatement.

This year's screening sent Twitter into overdrive with a mind boggling 11,349 tweets per second.

Not per minute per second.

In the film's climactic scene the two main characters issue a cry of Balse!

And as that happened viewers in their thousands echoed the cry on Twitter.

Now that is what being a fan is all about.

Not a Facebook fan a real fan.

And I very much doubt a brand could generate the same amount of passion and fervour.

Even if they offered the typical $10,000 prize that most social media promos seem to have.