Looks at Twitter Performance During Super Bowl XLIV
Develop | Posted February 09, 2010

As reported yesterday by, Twitter was inundated with Tweets during the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl victory on Sunday, ultimately leading to rocky site performance and a few sightings of the fail whale. As demonstrated by our own performance monitors, the site experienced drops in availability at times corresponding to scores or major plays by the Saints. Interestingly enough, the Indianapolis Colts did not have a similar affect on the microblogging site.

Below is a copy of the AlertSite performance chart Oliver Chiang used in his story. Thanks again, Oliver, for including our data and pointing out such an intriguing trend!


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