According to one Twitter staffer, Justin Bieber and fans use up to 3 percent of Twitter’s server at any given time.
Web designer Dustin Curtis tweeted that an employee told him the staggering Bieber stat, and that “racks of servers are dedicated” to Justin Bieber.
“At any moment, Justin Bieber uses 3% of our infrastructure. Racks of servers are dedicated to him. – A guy who works at Twitter”
According to Curtis’s math, the numbers add up: “Every time Bieber tweets, his messages have to be delivered to more than five million people who then endlessly retweet it. Apparently, his account receives more than 60 @-replies per second for a while after he tweets, which is something Twitter wasn’t originally designed to handle.”
Justin Bieber fans on Facebook must be aware of this new online scam. Bieber fans have been the target of web conmen in a scam that will apparently offer them free tickets to a Bieber concert.
Someone is targeting Bieber’s Facebook friends with a link to bogus free ticket giveaways for a U.S. tour.
The ad message says, “Wow! Justin Bieber is giving away free tickets now! I just snagged 4 tickets!”
If you click the link the person is brought onto another page that offers you a service that will use your Facebook to further their scam. If you agree to let an application post messages on your wall and post statuses for a subscription rate of $7 per week (this appears on your phone bill after you give them your mobile number to sign up), you will get free tickets.
After they steal $7 from you they use your Facebook to post the same message again to steal from all your friends in your name who fall for the same trap. The scam is spreading virally on internet.
Justin Bieber will not be bringing his My World Tour to North Korea after he was a victim of yet another internet hoax. The poll to send Bieber to the communist nation was a hoax…
As previously reported, a website called Faxo.com asked fans of Justin Bieber where he should tour next and North Korea proved to be the most popular choice with 650,000 votes.
Pranksters 4chan have been blamed for the joke after encouraging people to send Bieber to the communist nation where citizens are denied internet access and the media is controlled by the government.
Bieber’s camp have strongly denied that Justin will be performing in North Korea, after claiming that despite the country winning the vote: “It was a spoof site. This is not a legitimate contest.”
A spokesperson for Bieber’s record label, Universal has also told BBC News that the poll on the site was a hoax and declined to give any further comments.
Justin Bieber has replaced Lady Gaga to be crowned the most searched for celebrity on the internet.
A spokesperson for Ask Jeeves says, “The Bieber is an online sensation so it’s fitting he now rules the search engines. It’s as though to millions he only exists on the net.”
JB was discovered on YouTube.com by record label executives, is now the king of the web – there are more searches for Justin Bieber than anyone else in the world, including previous title holder Lady Gaga. Bieber also scores three times as many searches as soccer star David Beckham, according to search engine Ask Jeeves.