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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Editor's Choice: Watchmen Twitter posts beat Slumdog Millionaire

The number of messages on the microblogging site Twitter about the new superhero, fantasy film Watchmen has exceeded the numbers for Slumdog Millionaire when it won the Oscar for best picture. Watchmen has also gotten more Twitter messages than the film adaptation of the bestselling teen vampire movie Twilight.

Trendrr, a social media tracking service from the marketing group Wiredset, showed interest peaking recently at more than 17,500 Watchmen Twitter posts per pay. Paramount worked closely with social networking sites, including Twitter, FriendFeed and Flickr, in its efforts to promote the film. Click here for a live feed of Watchmen Twitter posts. Watch the movie trailer below.