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Twitter Has Servers Dedicated to Justin Bieber

Gizmodo reports that a Twitter employee recently spoke to designer Dustin Curtis and told him that at any moment, the pint-sized singer and his following of more than five million commands 3 percent of Twitter's infrastructure. In fact, there are 'racks of servers' dedicated to the 16-year-old.

The same Twitter employee later confirmed to Curtis that the majority of popular users on Twitter have dedicated servers, but named Bieber as one of the three things that 'reliably drive traffic'. The other two were bashing airlines and bashing the much-hated Comic Sans font.

Source: Twitter via Giz

  • mcnuggetofdeath
    Am I the only person alive who likes Comic Sans?
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  • hellwig
    People, its like fairies, if you don't believe in them, they will just go away. Never mention his/her name again, and he/she is sure to just go away.
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  • victorintelr
    A new goal for the hackers of 4Chan!
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  • damasvara
    hellwigPeople, its like fairies, if you don't believe in them, they will just go away. Never mention his/her name again, and he/she is sure to just go away.same goes for Freddy Krueger, only this one is cuter... lol
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  • g00fysmiley
    i'm uessing thats complaints about US airports, internationally most air traffic is cheap, reliable, and much less hasseling... that said. unfortunatly most of my travel is in my home the good ole USA so when i have to go 1000 plus miles in a day i just drive rather than give domestic airlines my money
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  • Camikazi
    damasvarasame goes for Freddy Krueger, only this one is cuter... lolI'd rather have Freddy Krueger all over the place then Beiber, at least with Freddy I know the pain and suffering will end soon enough :/
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  • gm0n3y
    Maybe this is more indicative of Twitter users than Beeber's popularity. I don't know a single person that uses Twitter.

    And seriously, they get huge amounts of traffic from people that hate airlines and/or Comic Sans? That's pretty obscure. Do people still use Comic Sans? Or perhaps my sarcasm detector is broken?
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  • darkchazz
    The lyrics of his/her songs are just about girls he/she will never get , and 2 or 3 words repeated over and over again.
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  • mrecio
    greghomeI still don't get the fuss about him, his voice is like a girls, her songs are nothing but pop trash, and she looks so cute, she reminds me of Hello Kitty.................greghomeI still don't get the fuss about him, his voice is like a girls, her songs are nothing but pop trash, and she looks so cute, she reminds me of Hello Kitty.................
    And you still don't get it? Young Girls are anything but rational and are to blame for a lot of **** in america I tell you. nothing they do makes sense to a normal person but that doesn't mean they don't have daddy's cash to throw around wherever they please while not learning about responsibility and good choice....
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  • gm0n3y
    greghomeI still don't get the fuss about him ... her songs are nothing but pop trashYou pretty much summed it up there. At any point in time since the days of Disco (if not earlier), pop music has been (mostly) atrocious.
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