According to Twitter’s public relations staff, the fastest-tweeted event in the site’s history was Beyonce’s announcement of her pregnancy during MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday.
Twitter’s global PR office reported that service peaked at 8,868 tweets per second at 10:35 p.m. on August 28. For comparison, the peak tweet load after the announcement of the killing of Osama bin Laden was 5,106 per second. (RELATED: Lady Gaga used men’s restrooms for VMA male impersonation role)
The previous record was set during the final match of the 2011 Women’s World Cup, which saw a peak of 7,196 tweets per second.
TMZ.com reports that Beyoncé, who was scheduled to sing at the October 8 Michael Jackson Tribute Concert, intends to perform at that event via satellite. TMZ quoted representatives for the concert who said that the “pregnancy will not affect her performance.”
TMZ also reports that Beyoncé will be about 5 months pregnant at the time of the concert.