Last Friday, the Internet strained under the weight of all the interest in the Royal Wedding. Over the past 18 hours or so, the Internet has once again been tested by the news of Osama bin Laden’s death.
CNN says 4,000 tweets per second were posted at the peak of the news, putting it at the same level as the number of tweets for the Super Bowl but well below the number of tweets sent around the earthquake in Japan (more than 6,000). And according to Twitter PR, it was the “highest sustained rate of tweets ever,” with 5,106 tweets per second sent at 11 p.m. ET.”
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