As reported by Twitter Global PR , twitter has hit all time high tweet rate per second, ie., 3440 tweets per second from 10:45 to 12:30pm ET last night.
The Osama Bin Laden's death announcement had the highest sustained rate of tweets ever according to Twitter, reaching around 3,000 tweets per second between 10:45 PM and 2:20am EDT, raking in 38,7 million tweets in 3 hours and 35 minutes. At its peak it averaged 3440 TPS from 10:45pm to 12:30pm EST, at an average of 12,4 million tweets an hour. For comparison, this year’s Super Bowl had sustained 20 minutes at 3,000 TPS.
|From Twitter PR |
Last night saw the highest sustained rate of Tweets ever. From 10:45 - 2:20am ET, there was an average of 3,000 Tweets per second, At 11p.m. ET, there were 5,106 Tweets per second. At 11:45p.m. ET, when Pres. Obama finished his remarks, there were 5,008 TPS. Twitter averaged 3440 TPS from 10:45 to 12:30pm ET last night
For perspective, here is a list of other notable TPS event records.
* The all-time record is still NYE 2010 in Japan, with 6,939 TPS at its peak
* On the day of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami (On March 11th) Twitter usage reached 5,530 TPS. (Passing the 5,000 TPS mark five times that day).
* The 2011 Super Bowl reached 4,064 TPS
* Japan’s victory over Denmark in the World Cup reached 3,283 TPS
* Final game of the 2010 NBA finals peaked at 3,085 TPS
* Last Friday’s Royal Wedding reached a peak of 3,966 TPS at 4pm London time
Info taken from TechCrunch