Bin Laden’s Death Sparks Record 12.4 Million Tweets Per Hour
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The death of Osama Bin Laden was one of the most tweeted events in history — and generated the highest sustained rate of tweets ever.
Twitter has released updated statistics on the usage of its platform last night. Previously, the social media company reported that more than 4,000 tweets were sent per second during the beginning and the end of Obama’s speech. It now says the real number of tweets was about 25% higher.
At 11:00 p.m. ET, just before Obama’s speech, users generated 5,106 tweets per second, the highest single volume of tweets during the night. At 11:45 p.m., just when he finished his speech, Twitter users were sending 5,008 tweets per second.
“Last night saw the highest sustained rate of Tweets ever,” Twitter announced in a tweet. “From 10:45 – 2:20am ET, there was an average of 3,000 Tweets per second.” That equates to a whopping 27,900,000 tweets in just two hours and 35 minutes.
Between 10:45 p.m. ET and 12:30 a.m. ET, the company says its users averaged 3,440 tweets per second. At its peak, Twitter delivered an average of 12,384,000 tweets per hour.
The new numbers offer a glimpse into just how momentous Osama Bin Laden’s demise was. The event surpasses the 3,283 tweets sent per second during Japan’s victory over Denmark in the World Cup, and the 4,064 tweets sent per second during one of the final moments of this year’s Super Bowl.
However, the record for most tweets sent in the same second is still 6,939 — which happened during the most recent New Year in Japan..
Update: Twitter has released a graph depicting Twitter activity last night:
Source -: http://mashable.com
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Posted on May 3, 2011, in Social, Technology and tagged 12-hour clock, Barack Obama, Denmark, Japan, New Year, Osama Bin Laden, social media, Super Bowl, twitter. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.