Number of the Day: 4.4 million

November 1, 2012 | Number of The Day

The power may have gone out for more than 8 million people in the path of Hurricane Sandy, but it didn’t stop the chatter online and through social media. Topsy, an online monitor of Twitter traffic, reported that there were more than 4.4 million tweets about Sandy on Monday, or at least those with the hashtag #Sandy. It has since dropped a little, but still plenty of traffic with more than 1 million yesterday. Among the most popular links tweeted yesterday was “Seven Ways to Help Victims of Superstorm Sandy Online.”