The 5 Slowest News Days On Twitter

    Can you trust Twitter to tell you when nothing's happening? Mostly, yes.

    Here's the number of tweets including the phrase "slow news day," over the past three years.

    May 18, 2012

    Wow. Slow news day.-- Jack Dorsey

    We now know the Facebook IPO didn't go so well. So this was probably not a real slow news day, just not as big as Facebook might've hoped.

    March 30, 2011

    July 5, 2012

    March 21, 2012

    May 2, 2011

    Slow news day.-- Steve Martin

    He got over 4,000 retweets. Given all the followup stories about the raid, May 2 wasn't a slow day for news, unless you compare it to the previous night.

    So basically, days with a lot of "slow news day" activity on Twitter are either actual slow news days, or days when famous people are making jokes about slow news.