Tweet This: Twitter Usage Shows Major Increase During 'Glee'

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If you're a Gleek who loves to tweet, this may not come as a suprise to you, but according to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, usage on the micro-blogging site shows a marked increase while 'Glee' is on.

At his keynote address at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the Twitter exec said that the site has become a "second screen" alongside television, because so many people tweet and make a social event out of watching TV.
When Fox airs a new episode of 'Glee,' Twitter traffic "increases by a factor of 30" and stays up until the show is over, reports CNN. This is due to the fact that viewers are live tweeting during the broadcast.

"We're so used to creating experiences for our users, but now our users are creating experiences for each other," Dick Costolo said.

The increase in Twitter usage isn't just during 'Glee,' though -- users are tweeting during all kinds of TV shows and events. For instance, upwards of 4,000 tweets were sent per second during the 2011 Super Bowl.

Can you believe that Twitter usage increases by so much during big televised events? We can, because we're totally doing it from our @jsykdotcom account. Do you tweet while you're watching TV? Let us know by leaving a comment or, well, sending us a tweet. %Poll-60323%

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