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Death Of Osama Bin Laden Sets New Tweet Record, Says Twitter

Yesterday during our analysis of the impact of Osama Bin Laden’s death on Twitter we reported on numbers that Twitter had shared that revealed that the platform reached more than 4,000 tweets per second (TPS) at the beginning and end of President Obama’s speech about the incident.

New data from Twitter suggests that this number fell a little short of the actual totals, which have set new records for sustained tweets per second over a period of time.

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Fox News ‘Obama Bin Laden Dead’ Typo Causes Twitter Backlash

It isn’t the first time this has happened.

And when the world is buzzing with the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden, mistakes can easily be made as reporters look to rush out updates and exclusives.

But when your headline mixes up the names of Osama Bin Laden with President Obama, and you’re Fox News, eyebrows are raised, tongues start to wag, and tweets start to fall.

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