14th December 2011 by Harrison Weber
According to Twitter, the TV screening of the highly popular Anime Castle in the Sky in Japan earlier this month set a new record for the most tweets per second (TPS) on the service. The new high of 25,088 TPS smashes the previous record, which saw “nearly 9,000″ tweets per second recorded following the announcement of Beyonce’s pregnancy.
Twitter’s Communications team revealed the news on the service (as you’d expect):
On Dec 9, the television screening in Japan of Hayao Miyazaki’s “Castle in the Sky” led to 25,088 Tweets per second – a new Twitter record.
— Twitter Comms (@twittercomms) December 14, 2011
A Japanese Movie Just Set The Record for Most Tweets Per Second