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Planning for High-Volume Social Data Events

posted on 04 June 2014 by Mark Callahan, Jim Moffitt

Major national and global events are often accompanied by dramatic spikes in user activity across social media platforms. Sometimes these events are known about in advance, like the Super Bowl, political elections, and New Year’s celebrations around the world. Other times, the spikes in volume are due to unexpected happenings such as natural disasters, unplanned political events, or surprise pop culture moments like Ellen’s famous selfie Tweet at the Oscars. These bursts of user activity can be short-lived (measured in seconds) or they may be sustained over several minutes’ time. No matter their origin, it is important to consider the... keep reading


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