Prince’s Death Has Completely Dominated Social Media, This Twitter Data Shows

Mentions even eclipse David Bowie's passing

Prince's tragic death on Thursday has kept Twitter buzzing for 24 hours, including some poorly executed tweets from brands.

Phrases like #RIPPrince, #PrinceGoneTooSoon have been making the rounds on Twitter since Thursday. To find out how much chatter the death of the music icon generated on Twitter, social media analytics company SocialFlow tracked popular keywords associated with him over the past 30 days.

For comparison, the company also pulled mentions of David Bowie, who passed away in January.

Note: The numbers measure two separate mentions for Prince—one for just the term "prince" and the other for "#prince." The two search terms together generated 12.8 million tweets.