Super Bowl Helps Twitter Set ‘Tweets Per Second’ Record
Super Bowl Sunday helped set yet another new record, this time in regards to the number of Tweets being sent by Twitter followers on a per second basis.
Twitter execs announced on Wednesday that during the last few seconds of the game, specifically at 10:07:16 p.m ET, 4,064 Tweets were sent in just one second, the most sent in a single second during a sporting event.
The old record? 3,283 tweets per second which was set during the World Cup back in June 2010.
Not only did a one second time period help set a new record, the old World Cup record was broken six times over the course of the Packers-Steelers game, with the second highest number of Tweets occuring when Usher made a surprise appearance during an otherwise boring Black Eyed Peas performance.
While the “all-time sporting record” was set, the most Tweets in a single second still belongs to a one-second period that occurred directly after the most recent New year’s Even celebration in Japan.