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Twitter Hit An Amazing 6,939 Tweets Per Second on New Year's Eve!

Talk about volume! A post on the Twitter blog today indicates that on New Year's Eve the Twittersphere shattered a previous record with an amazing 6,939 tweets per second coming out of Japan! Followed by heavy tweeting in Europe and then later by the US East Coast coming in around 3,000 tweets per second. Pretty amazing quantity of traffic! (And Twitter stayed up! ;-) )

Twitter also provided this rather cool visualization of the traffic as the New Year's Eve greetings took place over several hours:

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