Usain Bolt’s successful defense of his 200m title, his second gold following his 100m victory at the London Olympics, led to so much discussion on Twitter that it set a new record during the Games, with a heady 80,000 tweets per minute flurry during his win.
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Did you watch Spain thrash Italy 4-0 in the final of Euro 2012? Well, you’re not alone, of course – an estimated 250 million people from around the world tuned in to watch the game, and this army of football fans helped to trigger a new sporting tweets per second (TPS) record on Twitter.
The closing moments of Super Bowl XLVI, which saw the New York Giants come from behind to edge the New England Patriots 21-17 with a last-minute touchdown, were so dramatic that they set a new tweets per second (TPS) record on Twitter.
The final three minutes of the Super Bowl saw Twitter users firing off tweets at an average of 10,000 per second, which is an all-time peak for a sporting event on the network.
2011 was a huge year for Twitter, with the social platform breaking records left, right and centre.
The Japanese celebration of the New Year started the ball rolling, and in May, Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement at the MTV Video Music Awards set a new tweets per second (TPS) record on Twitter. Despite a host of major events, including earthquakes in Japan and the USA, the death of Steve Jobs and the raid on Osama Bin Laden, this record stood until December, when it was beaten by, of all things, the television airing of a 25-year old Japanese movie.
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.
Lady Gaga has become the first user to reach 15 million followers on Twitter, accumulating her latest million, whom she refers to as her Little Monsters, in just 28 days.
This is a new personal best for Gaga – her previous record was adding one million new followers in 31 days between July and August of this year.
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).
As rioting has continued to spread across London, with the capital seeing a third night of violence that has now started to bleed into other major cities, the British population have been turning to social networking sites for news and updates, with Twitter in particular seeing an enormous uptake in traffic.
Indeed, UK visits to Twitter yesterday were so frequent that a new all-time record has been set.
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.