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Top 3 Moments That Almost Broke Twitter

Doesn’t it feel like news is breaking on Twitter first, then, the rest of the world catches up? I did some research to see what were the three most tweeted-about moments, and here’s what I came up with…

Oh, and to put it into perspective, Twitter normally handles around 500 million tweets a day, or 5,700 tweets per second!

1. During an airing of a decade’s old film in Japan, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, in August,143,199 tweets were sent out at once, averaging 25,088 tweets per second!  It’s a sci-fi film and the trend in Japan is to tweet “Balse” during a particular moment.  Well, tweet they did!  And, actually handled all of the action, too!  No fail whale appeared!  Score!

2. 15,358 tweets per second were sent out as Spain scored the winning goal against Italy in the 2012 European Championship on July 1, 2012, as soccer fans either celebrated the victory or were upset about the defeat of the finals.

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3. In the last minutes of Super Bowl XVLI, the New York Giants narrowly defeated the New England Patriots — 21-17 — with the Giants scoring a touchdown with 57 seconds left on the clock! Ten thousand, two hundred and forty five tweets per second were sent out on February 5, 2012.

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And so, while I thought it would be the royal wedding, Miley’s VMA performance, or even Barack’s inauguration, I was wrong…

Three mindless TV moments were the ones that almost broke Twitter!

Follow me on Twitter @Bethany44 as we see what moment will break records next!

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