Japanese New Year's 2011 Tweets Topped the Global Record

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Jan 17, 2011 • References: blog.twitter & mashable
Believe it or not, within minutes of midnight, Japanese New Year's 2011 tweets hit an outrageous 6,939 tweets per second. Never has such an exorbitant rate of tweeting ever occurred anywhere in the world before, making the Japan one of Twitter's most enthusiastic nations.

The previous Twitter short-term volume record also went to Japan; its population of 127 million reached an incredible 3,283 tweets per second when they beat Denmark in the World Cup. May there be more fail-whale-worthy moments like these to come.

Visit the Twitter Blog to watch a video visualization of New Year's Eve 2010 Tweet data.

Photo Credits: Graphic Mania Stats for International Twitter Touchstones Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 853 clicks in 279 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Japanese New Years 2011 Tweets
Related: 47 examples / 36 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-55
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