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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    Jeff Sonderman is the deputy director of the American Press Institute, helping to lead its use of research, tools, events, and strategic insights to advance and sustain journalism.


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