NBA championship game sets new traffic record for Twitter

11:42, June 19, 2010      

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The last game of the NBA championship between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics has set an all-time record of activity for Twitter, the micro-blogging website announced on Friday.

Lakers beat Celtics Thursday night in the seventh game to claim NBA champion, generating 3,085 tweets-per-second as the deciding game ended, the highest so far on the Twitter platform.

Tweets are short messages posted on Twitter that are less than 140 characters long. On an average day, Twitter sees nearly 65 million total tweets with 750 tweets-per-second.

Twitter has already witnessed record traffic this week thanks to the World Cup in South Africa.

"It's been an eventful week for World Cup fans around the globe. Many have taken to Twitter in record numbers to tweet about coaching decisions, referee calls and, of course, goals," Twitter said in a post on its official blog Friday.

The most tweeted World Cup goal for the past week was Japan's 1-0 victory over Cameroon on June 14, generating 2,940 tweets-per-second in the 30 seconds after the goal was scored, Twitter said.

Source: Xinhua


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