Twitter just about showed that it is the world’s favourite microblogging platform- and what a venue to prove it than Osama Bin Laden’ death.
With news of his death, Twitter just about went berserk with people getting ready with their 140 character specials. Twitter ( the company) reported that more than 4,000 tweets were sent per second during the beginning and the end of Obama’s speech.
“Last night saw the highest sustained rate of Tweets ever,” Twitter announced in a tweet. “From 10:45 – 2:20am ET, there was an average of 3,000 Tweets per second.”
For someone wanting to do the math- that equates to roughly 27,900,000 tweets in two hours and 35 minutes.