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The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has been described as the trial of the century and it is headline news around the world. The trial is also the first South African trial to be televised live and the #OscarPistorius hashtag dominates Twittter during court proceedings. To gauge the interest in the trial on Twitter I began collecting Oscar-related tweets a couple of weeks ago. The tables and graphs below try to illustrate the daily patterns.
Tweeting the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. 27,917,815 tweets and counting ...
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Who tweeted the most during the Oscar Pistorius trial? The list below excludes RT and counts the most frequent tweeters of the trial.

@OscarTrial199 (3785 tweets), @NewsDetector (3398 tweets), @liezlthom (2964 tweets), @ewnreporter (2820 tweets), @barrybateman (2697 tweets), @DailyNewsSA (2681 tweets), @GiterDoneNews (2660 tweets), @Truth2Come (2599 tweets), @JacaNews (2569 tweets), @POWER987News (2418 tweets), @RekordNewspaper (2264 tweets), @BrianBrownNet (2023 tweets), @News24 (1996 tweets), @MyNews24 (1959 tweets), @karmicaaron (1946 tweets), @Debora_Patta (1784 tweets), @MarykeVermaak (1700 tweets), @BBCAndrewH (1671 tweets), @AlexCrawfordSky (1587 tweets), @LaurieAClaase (1577 tweets),
The tweets collected cover combinations of the hashtags #OscarPistorius, #ReevaSteenkamp and #OscarTrial, as well as tweets referring to "Oscar Pistorius". Data collection was started on Sunday 17 March 2014 so is not a definitive summary of the entire Pistorius trial.