Tim Tebow Twitter Record
January 11, 2012 by staff
Twitter announced this afternoon that the social network erupted in 9,420 tweets per second after Tebow’s 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime to give Denver a 29-23 win over Pittsburgh. This is a new record for a sports event with a new tweet/per second and has given life to the meme of Tebowing. To place this in a sports perspective CNBC’s Darren Rovell mentioned that Tebow’s pass beat other notable events in the last year like the Royal Wedding (3,966 tweets/second), Osama Bin Laden’s death (5,106 tweets/second) and Steve Jobs’s death (6,049 tweets/second). The only other sports event to get such a close record was when Japan defeated the United States in the women’s World Cup match with 7,196 tweets/second.
Tebow’s touchdown even topped Beyonce’s announcement that she was pregnant at the MTV Music Awards, which led to 8,868 tweets/second. And at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, “Tebow” was found in 6.46% of all tweets. Even so, Tebow didn’t set the all-time tweets/second record, as a Japanese movie prompted 25,088 tweets/second in December, but there’s always next game against the Patriots.. Did you see Tebow’s pass?
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