Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, you've probably heard that the United States has killed Osama Bin Laden. Shortly after the death of Bin Laden was reported by CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS, 4000 tweets per second were being reported by Twitter, a new record.
At 11:00 PM ET, which is around 30 minutes before President Barack Obama's official announcement, users generated 5,106 tweets per second, a record setting number for tweets during the night. Right after Obama's speech ended, at roughly 11:45 PM ET, 5,008 tweets per second were being reported.
Between 10:45-2:20 AM ET, Twitter saw an average of 3,000 tweets per second, which is just about 27,900,000 tweets in two hours and 35 minutes. Between 10:45-12:30 AM ET, Twitter says around 3,440 tweets per second were recorded.
Shows how much social media has changed in the last ten (10) years.