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Japan’s New Year Tweets Help Set Twitter Record

Twitter helped the world ring in the New Year and the world responded. In particular Japan used the service to talk to just about everyone about the new year.

From the Twitter blog

Well, that didn’t take long. Just four seconds after midnight in Japan on January 1st, Twitterers set an all-time record in the number of Tweets sent per second (TPS). At that moment, the world sent a staggering 6,939 TPS wishing friends and followers a fond “Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu” (“Happy New Year!”).

The photo below is a visualization of the US. The bigger the circle the more activity at that moment so I can’t tell if it is midnight in LA and the party is still going on the east coast or did the NY / LA TV thing at midnight EST create this activity? I just don’t know.

The Twitter blog has an interesting video showing this phenomenon happen across the globe.

So it is a strong start for Twitter in 2011. Will they be celebrating revenue numbers at the end of this year?

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