Following the announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed, how many Tweets were being generated every second?


by / May 2, 2011

Answer: 5,106. According to the Montreal Gazette, "At 11 p.m. ET, there were 5,106 Tweets per second. At 11:45 p.m. ET, when President Obama finished his remarks, there were 5,008 TPS [tweets per second]" And accoding to USA Today, "Within hours, there were more than 2.2 million mentions of bin Laden on Twitter." 

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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