Twitter has seen a steep jump in usage, following the media coverage it recieved after one Twitterer used the micro-blogging platfrom to expose celebrities who had took out super-injunctions against the press.
According to web-traffic analysts Experian Hitwise, Twitter saw a 14% increase in visitors on May 9th, shortly after the super-injunction account was brought to the attention of the masses.
Hitwise also noted a 5,000% increase in searches for the term “super-injunction”, illustrating the UK’s love for a bit of celebrity dirt.
Though the Twitter account is now closed and has had many of its super-injunction claims proved false, it has opened debate on the feasibility of super-injunctions in the age of viral spreading of information across social networks.
Via: The Independent