NPR’s Andy Carvin tweets 1,200 times over weekend as rebel forces overtake Tripoli

NPR senior strategist and Twitter maven Andy Carvin tweeted an astounding 1,201 times this weekend, including 879 on Sunday, according to The flurry came as he covered the escalating Libyan revolution. At the close of Sunday, Carvin noted he “wouldn’t be surprised if this is the most I’ve tweeted in a single day since Mubarak resigned. Around 900 tweets so far. Oy.” It is at least the most in the past six months, according to Twitter Counter.

The 879 tweets sent Aug. 21 were at least 162 more than any other day in the past six months. (Source:

Related: Twitter users debate whether 1,201 tweets is too many.

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  • JH

    Seems excessive. Maybe he should have just written a few articles.

  • Anonymous

    Are we ever going to stop expressing amazement at everything done on Twitter? Guy sent out a whole lot of sentences.

  • Ed Murrieta

    was it too much work to put 1,201 in the headline? but thanks for not saying “some 1,200.”