Posts Tagged ‘Tweets Per Second’
A new record was set at Twitter headquarters this weekend: more people tweeted per second about the women’s soccer World Cup finals over the weekend than during any other single event, ever.
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.
Happy birthday Twitter! It’s five years ago this week that a small team of developers and creative types started working on Twitter. Although, as we know, it was called “Twttr” back then. In celebration of its fifth birthday, Twitter has released some very interesting stats about where it was back then, and where it is now.