Last week, Twitter announced that it had broken a record for tweets per second (3,085), courtesy of the Lakers beating the Celtics in the NBA Championship. Now they have already topped this a week later.
Today, Twitter announced the new record of 3,283 tweets per second, this time coming as a result of Japan’s 3-1 victory over Denmark in the World Cup. These tweets came in as the final whistle was blown in the game.
We saw a new record at Twitter yesterday: 3283 tweets per second! http://t.co/QRQuFPb
"The second week of the World Cup continued to see consistent spikes in TPS after goals that are remarkable increases over our average of 750 TPS," says Twitter’s Kevin Weil. "However, we caution to call any goals a record this week both because many of the games were played simultaneously with another one and total numbers were fairly similar to the first week when only one game was being played at a time."
They felt confident enough to call this one a record though, because the other game being played ended six minutes earlier.
I’ve still been seeing a lot of Fail Whales this week, but it has obviously not stopped people from using Twitter too much. Rather the amount of people using Twitter is the cause. Meanwhile, Twitter is expected to keep growing strongly at the international level.