Twitter’s active user count crossed 100 million in September this year. This active users include world leaders, athletes, humanitarians, entertainers, and reporters. Whenever an important event is happening at any part of the world, most probably it will be tweeted live on Twitter. One of the best example to it is the Abbottabad raid (secret) led by U.S. Navy SEALs.
Shohaib Athar, an Abbottabad resident, who saw Helicopters hovering above Abbottabad, which is unusual, tweeted the same. He tweeted Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event). It was the raid in which Osama Bin Laden eliminated and Shohaib got lots of Media attention when the news about the raid broke out.
Twitter’s real time search results were once very useful for those who search on Google. Unfortunately it disappeared from Google searches due to the deal between Google and Twitter ended and Google began to concentrate more on its own social network, Google Plus.
It is early December and we are going to say adieu to 2011. Only couple of days are left in this year. Ahead of the new year Twitter released interesting statistics about the biggest events unfolded this year in tweets on Year In Review.
Events That Got Highest Tweets Per Second.
|Date||No. of TPS||Subject|
|Jan 1, 2011||6939||New Years|
|Feb 6, 2011||4064||Superbowl|
|March 11, 2011||5530||Japanese earthquake and tsunami|
|April 29, 2011||3966||UK Royal Wedding|
|May 2, 2011||5106||Raid on Osama bin Laden|
|May 28, 2011||6303||UEFA Champions League|
|June 13, 2011||5531||NBA Finals|
|June 27, 2011||6436||BET Awards|
|July 11, 2011||4995||Home Run Derby|
|July 17, 2011||7166||Brazil eliminated from the Copa America|
|July 17, 2011||7196||End of FIFA Women’s World Cup|
|August 23, 2011||5449||East Coast earthquake|
|August 25, 2011||7064||Steve Jobs resigns|
|August 28, 2011||8868||MTV Video Music Awards|
|September 20, 2011||7671||Troy Davis executed|
|October 6, 2011||6049||Steve Jobs passes away|
You can get more details under topics The Year in Stories, Hot Topics, and Who Joined Twitter this year from the site.
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