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Global streams of David Bowie's songs on Spotify soar 2,822% after his death | Music | The Guardian

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Twitter goes into overdrive too, and singer now occupies all but three of the top 10 spots in iTunes’ UK album chart, and all the top 10 videos.

It seems fitting that reaction to the death of David Bowie – a digital native in spirit, if not in years – could be measured in spikes and ripples across the internet.

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When Bowie’s death was announced on his verified Facebook and Twitter accounts on Sunday, the impact was first felt on social media.

Data from the social analytics company Max Kelsen showed that more than 6.1m tweets about Bowie had been sent since 10 January. In comparison, about 154,500 tweets were sent about him on his birthday, 8 January, and about 555,100 between 20 November and 14 December before the release of his new album Blackstar and single of the same name.