1. Beyoncé reveals her pregnancy (August 28, 2011): Not a sports final, no awards. The highest position is occupied by the singer Beyonce after in a musical performance at the MTV Awards, unveiled very graphically that she was pregnant, her budding belly showing everyone. Millions of people saw it live, and 8868 tweets per second were received after the announcement.
2. World Cup women’s soccer (July 17, 2011): Neither the final men’s World Cup or European Cup. Second place goes to the United States and won the championship last summer, marking what had hitherto been the highest number of tweets per second: 7196. High above the 3283 tweets a year before the kids got in the 2010 World Cup.
3. Brazil eliminated from the Copa America (July 17, 2011): Sporting events not only make good records, but also the failures of some teams make it to trending topic. The elimination of Brazil in the Copa America reached its peak in 7166 Twitter tweets per second full round of penalties.
4. New Year in Japan (January 1, 2011): Not only were the first to celebrate the arrival of 2011, but the Japanese managed to beat by that time also the record for most tweets per second had been achieved so far , with a staggering 6939. In the rest of the world also saw many local records.
5. 2011 BET Awards (June 26, 2011): That the awards recognize the work of African-American celebrities in different fields (sports, music, acting, etc.) are so high on the list is no accident: it was one of the ceremonies more social in recent memory. And if we add some controversy with one of the prizes, with the consequent further clarification via Twitter, we have a winning combination.
6. Final of the European Cup (May 28, 2011): Yet another sporting event, although in this case at the European level with football as the main protagonist. The fact that two teams with enough international pull, such as FC Barcelona and Manchester, disputed this meeting, facilitated by the fact that the same were received during 6303 tweets per second.
7. Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan (March 14, 2011): Twitter is also ideal for natural disasters, the proof is more than 5530 tweets per second published last March when the tragedy swept Japan. Many people came to learn, while others did so in solidarity with those affected. # Prayforjapan (pray for Japan) and # tsunami remained in the list of trending topics for days.
8. Last game of the NBA Finals (June 12, 2011): Basketball is a popular sport, and we had proof of this last June when there were 5531 tweets per second while the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat played on the decisive for the title.
9. U.S. Earthquake (August 23, 2011): 5,449 people live tweeting trembled when Washington last summer. Such was the reaction in some places they found out that there was an earthquake incus before sitting down. It took Twitter to make one of his few promotional videos .
10. Bin Laden’s death (May 1, 2011): The direct hunting most wanted terrorist was seen in Twitter, with more than 5106 tweets per second. The timing was also particularly important in this platform, because it was a twitterer who first alerted that something strange was going on, hearing helicopters late at night.
by Jay Thadeshwar, My Profile