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.


tps 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