Sunday, December 12, 2010

WikiLeaks, Assange a no-show on Twitter list

TWITTERATI: Sally Jackson
From: The Australian
December 13, 2010 12:00AM

IS Twitter stifling tweets about WikiLeaks and its Australian "editor-in-chief" Julian Assange?

Suspicions were aroused last week when, at the height of the Twitter frenzy over Assange being taken into custody in London, the #wikileaks hashtag failed to make the site's list of globally top-trending topics.

According to people who track such things, on the morning of December 6, about 1 per cent of all tweets reportedly mentioned WikiLeaks, a much higher volume than any topic that did make the top 10, and still it didn't show up.

"Julian Assange could be caught in a menage a trois with Paris Hilton and Britney Spears and still not trend on Twitter," commented one user.

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