World Cup live stream of tweets, over 3.2K a second

By Gary Johnson - Jun 27, 2010

We have reported recently about the amount of traffic Twitter has been getting with the 2010 FIFA World Cup taking place. Recently the site broke records with the amount of messages being sent after Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in the seventh game of the NBA Finals.

David Murphy over at PCMAG.com is reporting that the Laker victory brought with it 3,085 Tweets-Per-Second (TPS). But this record did not last long as various World Cup games came close to this record, then on Thursday with the game between Japan and Denmark the record was broke again.

Twitter have said that users sent an average of 3,283 TPS by the time the game had finished and Japan had reached the final sixteen. Recently Twitter has been improving their background operations to handle the increased data during the tournament.

Earlier this month they said that they were going to rebalance its network traffic to avoid site downtime, and double its internal network capacity.

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