Scary Thought of the Day: Justin Bieber Accounts For 3% of Twitter

Ty Dunitz September 8 Twitter

I wish it wasn’t true. Hell, you wish it wasn’t true, too. But alas – according to website designer Dustin Curtis, who’s been rapping with the folks at Twitter ’bout some metrics, the Canadian eunich sensation Justin Bieber accounts for 3% of Twitter’s entire infrastructure.

“Racks of servers are dedicated to him,” an employee informed Curtis.

As a non-Bieberite (I’m sure the prepubescent hordes who follow him have their own cute little word), this is sort of depressing. So, somewhere in the US, there is a room full of machines dedicated around-the-clock to pushing word of the goings-on of an 11-year-old (or whatever, 13, 14, who cares) boy… and meanwhile, I’ve got 146 followers?

Y’ever hate the system?

To be fair, Curtis was also informed that most popular users have their own servers. There’s also one for Oprah. That’s not so bad.

Okay, then, so what is this brilliant wordsmith tweeting that could possibly be worth 3% of all of Twitter? What insightful prose is spilling from fingertips?


Move over, @Dalailama.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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  • I’d rather watch Justin Bieber tweet than read you complain about how he is more popular than you. There is nothing wrong with the system. Millions of teenage girls love him, do you want them to love you too?

    OH. MY. GOD. He has a room full of servers dedicated to him, somewhere in the vast expanse that is the United States. What are we ever going to do?

    Not to mention your tweets are infinitely more interesting than his. See:

    This post would have been a lot more interesting if you weren’t so busy being jealous of a successful pop star, regardless of how warranted his success actually is.

    • Touchee, Ruth.

    • Dutch

      Babe Ruth… no sense of humor?

  • Honestly have to say I’m not that surprised. His fans are all digital natives after all.. of course they’re talking about him like crazy! Still, this would be good material for NewsCats… “In this week’s news: Justin Beiber is taking over twitter.” Haha..

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