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Over 32,000 tweets-per-minute were sent on Twitter this weekend, as Chelsea triumphed dramatically over Bayern Munich during the Champions League Final.
No one knows what 2012 will bring, but Twitter users were sure excited to welcome it this past weekend. When midnight hit, the tweets erupted, more than doubling last year’s tweets-per-second record and bringing in the new year with gusto.
There were dozens of major events that sent Twitter into a frenzy this year, from baby announcements to natural disasters. And many of these events set their own tweets-per-second records: thousands of tweets sent by thousands of Twitter users at one time.
Back in August, Beyoncé Knowles’ pregnancy announcement at the MTV Video Music Awards set a record on Twitter, with a very impressive 8,868 tweets per second (TPS).
And as part of their #YearInReview series, Twitter published a list of all the major events on Twitter in 2011, with the typical entry generating a mark of somewhere between five and seven thousand TPS.
Now, we have a new benchmark on Twitter. It happened in Japan, triggered an unbelievable 25,088 tweets per second, and took place during a television screening of an animated movie… from 1986.
In the final part of their 2011 #YearInReview, Twitter has charted the top Tweets Per Second (TPS) moments of 2011.
The biggest spike on Twitter this year came during Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement at the MTV Video Music Awards back in August, when the all-time record of 8,868 TPS was established. Other peaks this year included the resignation (and later, death) of Steve Jobs, the execution of Troy Davis, New Year’s Day and raid on Osama Bin Laden.
Twitter has confirmed that there are over 250,000,000 tweets posted every single day on the network, but how many are coming from outside North America? New stats suggest that quite a chunk of the daily tweets are coming from Italy, as Italians embrace Twitter as the new social network of choice.
Twitter ranks well below most other social networks in terms of web performance, according to new numbers from SmartBear’s AlertSite.
However, given the massive amount of traffic that Twitter has seen in recent months compared to a few years ago, the site does manage to come close to industry standards – and the fail whale is just a thing of the past.
I bet you didn’t know there was a limit to the number of tweets you can send out per day. Well there is, but in all likelihood you haven’t even come close to brushing up against it.
After her performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Saturday, music superstar Beyoncé Knowles unbuttoned her jacket and rubbed her belly, announcing her pregnancy to the world and triggering a record influx of Tweets.
Beyoncé, who has been married to hip hop star Jay-Z for three years, quickly became a trending topic on Twitter as her news began to spread at incredible 8,868 tweets per second (TPS).
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