Plane Crash Tweets Help Twitter Overtake Digg

Microblogging site gets the edge in market share for first time since launch
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2009 7:58 AM CST
Twitter received a huge boost in traffic from the US Airways crash and visits soared even higher during yesterday's inauguration.   (©microcosmic art)
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(Newser) – Twitter traffic has overtaken Digg for the first time since the microblogging site's launch, Hitwise reports. The newcomer edged up to #84 last week—one spot above Digg—after the US Airways crash spawned a huge number of updates. A photo of the scene taken by a Twitter user on a ferry was widely viewed and got picked up by many traditional media outlets.