Twitter issued this tweet:
New Tweets per second records! End of the #WWC final: 7196 TPS. And today’s end to the Paraguay/Brazil game is now 2nd with 7166 TPS.
1 hour ago by SG via web Favorite Retweet Reply
Retweeted by JennyDpenny and 100+ others
That not only sets a record, but beat a number of equally notable events this year, foremost among them the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
The announcement by President Obama that we got Osama Bin Laden was just over 5,000 tweets per second; the World Cup Final clocked in at over 2,000 more tweets per second. Trendistic reports that the one hashtag #worldcupfinal was responsible for .076 percent of all of the World’s tweets for Sunday, July 17th to this point in time.
That’s almost 10 percent of the World’s tweets on Twitter. It also doesn’t count the other hashtags and terms related to the World Cup game.
It may not be out of line to say the 2011 Women’s World Cup Final was the most single-day tweeted about event in history.
Is Sunday A Key Day Here?
Just thinking about this. It seems that many of the highest tweeted events happened on a Sunday. I’m wondering if that’s also because Sunday is a non-work day, where people are less-likely to be away from home.
If anyone knows of a study on this, please email me at [email protected]