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March 21, 2011

Japanese Twitter Buzz : Graph


This Graph courtesy Penn Olson  It shows the number of mentions of ‘Japan’, ‘Earthquake’, and ‘Tsunami’ on Twitter over time. On 11 March, the day when the natural disaster happened, the number of Tsunami mentions hit 1.7 million.
As more corporations join forces to help Japan, the buzz on Twitter became louder. Mentions on Japan hit a whopping 2.8 million on March 16. Twitter played a crucial role to ensure the world is updated with the situation in Japan. Also note that you can now follow the Japan Prime Minister Office English Twitter account for post-earthquake updates.