StatShot: Oscar Tweets, Paul Rudd’s BitTorrent Beats

As you might expect, the Oscars buzz moved beyond the red carpet and onto Twitter last night, racking up over 100,000 tweets, according to Trendrr (how many of them were about that silly “the musical is back!” number?)


As American Idol becomes less about a parade of freaks and more about talent, the show is picking up social media steam, with a spike surpassing the normal No. 1, Heroes.


Time travel = time to Twitter, as Lost** has found a home on the micro-blogging service, gaining nearly 4,000 tweets over the previous week.


Paul Rudd’s comedy Role Models takes the No. 1 position on TorrentFreak’s list of the Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent. He’s accompanied by a host of newcomers including the host of last night’s Oscars, Hugh Jackman, and his Australia.

TorrentFreak’s Top Downloaded Movies on BitTorrent As of Feb. 22, 2009
Rank Last Week Title
1 Role Models
2 Australia
3 Seven Pounds
4 2 The Day the Earth Stood Still
5 Yes Man
6 3 Thick as Thieves
7 1 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
8 Valkyrie
9 4 Changeling
10 Punisher: War Zone

TorrentFreak data is based on http downloads of .torrent files from various BitTorrent sites. The data is collected by TorrentFreak and is for informational and educational reference only. Currently both DVDrips, DVD Screeners and R5 rips are counted. The “back” designation means that the title was in the list before and has reappeared, possibly in a new format.

**Lost gets separated out because the word “lost” is rather common. Trendrr believes it has stripped out the references to keys and wallets, but we still give the Oceanic Six & Co. their own graph just to be safe.