The News Of The World Scandal: Watch How The Drama Unfolded on Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC] #NOTW

The scandal that led up to Rupert Murdoch’s decision to close Britain’s 168-year-old newspaper the News Of The World resonated with the Twitter community and generated an enormous amount of tweets and retweets around the #NOTW hashtag, peaking at over 70,000 per hour around 5pm on Thursday, July 7.

The Guardian has analysed half a million tweets that used the #NOTW hashtag, starting at 9.40am on the Thursday through to Monday, July 11, and produced a brilliant, streaming infographic that shows how the drama unfolded on Twitter as the news broke (and kept on breaking), showing all the people, newspapers and companies involved.

Click the image below to launch the infographic in a new window.

(Source: The Guardian.)