March 13, 2014
In case you didn't hear, a woman across the pond had a baby Monday. Prince George of Cambridge is now third in line to be the King of England and social media was buzzing for his birth.
Twitter's peak royal baby buzz came minutes after his birth announcement at 8:37 p.m. London time Monday, 3:37 p.m. here in Harrisonburg. Generating 25,300 tweets per minute
It may sound like a lot, but in comparison, when President Obama won re-election users sent out a record 325,000 tweets per minute.
On Facebook, within one hour, George's birth had been mentioned more than one million times on the site around the globe. Not surprisingly, the most buzz came from Great Britain. The US was second, followed by Canada, Italy and Australia.