Sometimes 140 characters cannot describe your busy yet amazing life. A 140 character are often too short to express your feelings. However it was a 140 characters that people used during this past year to tweet about particular moments. The top 10 most record breaking moments tweeted in 2011 were as follow:
10. Osama Bin Laden’s Death
Date: May 1, 2011
Tweets Per Second: 5,106
After 10 years of hunting, a team of CIA officers and Navy SEALs kill bin Laden in a firefight near the Pakistani capital. The news hit the twitter first, Keith Urbahn, the former chief of staff of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, tweeted the news at 10:24pm ET, before other credible sources had anything to say.
9. American East Coast Earthquake
Date: Aug. 23, 2011
Tweets Per Second: 5,449
An unusually strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck central Virginia last August. ”People pouring out of buildings and onto the sidewalks and Into Farragut Park in downtown DC…,” GOP strategist Kevin Madden tweeted, MyFoxDC.com reported.
8. Last Game of NBA Finals 2011
Date: June 12, 2011
Tweets Per Second: 5,531
Mavericks vs Heats
We would like to describe it as a nail-bitting moment, where The Mavs (Dallas) secured the first NBA title in franchise history with a 105-95 Game 6 win in Miami.
7. Japanese earthquake/tsunami
Date: March 14, 2011
Tweets Per Second: 5,530
Japan was filled with scenes of desperation a day after an 8.9-magnitude quake, as survivors called for help and rescuers looked for people. Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites became an invaluable tool for millions of people caught up in the aftermath of the Japan.
6. UEFA Champions League Final
Date: May 28, 2011
Tweets Per Second: 6,303
5. 2011 BET Awards
Date: June 26, 2011
Tweets Per Second: 6,436
In the past edition of the BET Awards Stars like Chris Brown and Kelly Rowland tweeted thank you’s .
4. New Year’s Day, Japan
Date: Jan. 1, 2011
Tweets Per Second: 6,939
Last year with “Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu” (“Happy New Year!”) phrase: Twitteters set a an all time-record in the number of Tweets sent per second (TPS).
We are not sure if this 2012 New Year;s Day will superar last year, the only thing we know is that moments like this show how people around the world are connecting and celebrating on Twitter.
3. Brazil Eliminated From Copa América
Date: July 17, 2011
Tweets Per Second: 7,166
Something that the world did not see coming; eight-time Copa America winners Brazil were left stunned and eliminated by Paraguay.
Fans from around the world se “desahogaron” a traves de twitter, some were frustrated and disappointed others ”brincaban de la alegria.”
2. FIFA Women’s World Cup
Date: July 17, 2011
Tweets Per Second: 7,196
1. Beyoncé Reveals Baby Bump
Date: Aug. 28, 2011
Tweets Per Second: 8,868
No one was expecting this. While Beyoncé was rocking the state at the MTV Video Music Award a little bump was showing off her attire. A soon as she finished her performance she unbuttoned her sparkly jacket and rubbed her belly- announcing her pregnancy to the world and also to the twitter world.