Twitter has a very large presence in the US, and this sometimes overshadows the popularity of the platform. This overshadowed popularity was on display recently when a Japanese game show set a new record for most tweets per second (TPS).
The record was set during the screening of the very popular Castle In The Sky program and a reported 25,088 TPS were sent. This number dwarfed the previous record of 9,000 set by the announcement of Beyonce’s pregnancy. This new record however, marks the second time that Japan has entered the record books for most tweets sent in a second. The country set a record of 3,283 TPS during a football match between Japan and Denmark at the World Cup in 2010.
At the time of setting the initial record, many had seen it as sign of things to come and the growing popularity of the Twitter platform in Japan. Today, Twitter counts around 10 million active users in Japan, and many are saying that overall popularity of Twitter may grow even more in the coming years.
Perhaps this worldwide search in Twitter popularity is the reason behind Dick Costolo’s dare that Twitter will eventually have all 7 billion people on the planet using the micro-blogging platform.
Are you surprised that Twitter is so popular in Japan?
Source : sitetrail.com