Move over Beyonce (sigh, I can’t believe I’m writing this), a new tweets per second record has been set. According to a statement by Twitter, the Japanese television screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s “Castle in the Sky” hooked up 25,088 Tweets per second, more than twice the previous TPS record, on December 9th.
Prior to the “Castle in the Sky” tweeting the record had been set this August when Beyonce’s big MTV #VMA pregnancy announcement gave Twitter its own proud bump, 8,868 Tweets per second. Before that the TPS record was held by a U.S. women’s soccer team’s game at 7,196 Tweets per second.
Other notable Twitter events? Steve Jobs’ death at 6,049, Bin Laden’s death at 5,106 TPS, Super Bowl 2011 at 4,064 TPS, New Years Eve 2010 in Japan at 6,939 TPS, the day of the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami in March at 5,530 TPS and the Royal Wedding in England in April at 3,966 TPS. The Japanese events showing up multiple times here come as no surprise, as Japanese is Twitter’s second most popular language.