10:21 am, June 7th | by Amy Tennery
We’re sure Twitter CEO Dick Costolo isn’t delighting in the misfortune of Rep. Anthony Weiner… probably. But Twitter’s first political scandal is a watershed moment for the site — and it’s got the buzz to prove it.
While it may be too soon to gauge the total traffic boost Twitter has seen from the Weinergate scandal, it’s a safe bet that the total activity is up big time (as it has been with other major news stories like the Royal Wedding and the death of Osama bin Laden). But what about Twitter mentions outside the tweeterverse? On that scale, it would seem that the Weiner-wiener fallout is the biggest thing to happen to the website all year.