There’s been quite a few posts around lately commenting on how Google is missing out on real time web traffic (e.g. Sorry Google, You Missed the Real-Time Web! and Why Google Must Worry About Twitter). Stats just out showing search’n’twitter activity during Obama’s inauguration yesterday show how…
First up, Google’s traffic slump:
And then Twitter’s traffic peak:
And how did I find out? Via this:
which led to the posts containing the traffic graphs shown above.
And I got a link to that tweet from Adam Gurri who was responding to a tweet I’d made about a the Google traffic post… (which in turn was a follow-up to a tweet I posted about whether anyone “turned on a TV to watch the US presidential inauguration yesterday?”)
Adam also pointed me to this nice observation:
And here’s how a few people responded to how they watched the event (I watched on the web):
So, web for video, broadcast radio for audio and Twitter for text. And TV for, err… time for change, maybe?