@BBCBreaking Gets Record Retweets On Mandela

Journalism.co.uk, Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:40 PM
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The @BBCBreaking Twitter account received a record number of retweets for the tweet which broke the news Nelson Mandela had died.  The tweet, posted at 9.46pm Thursday night, as South Africa's president Jacob Zuma was announcing Mandela's death, was retweeted more than 77,000 times. Previously the highest number of retweets for a single tweet on the @BBCBreaking account was just under 20,000 shares.

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