New Year Tweet’s Visualised

posted on 13th Jan 2011

This has been out about a week now but it’s well worth a look. Its demonstrates how, as midnight on New Years Eve is celebrated around the world, people turn to Twitter to ring in the new year. In Japan just after midnight a new record of 6393 Tweets Per Second were sent. This easily outnumbers all the 3,000 Tweets worldwide  sent at the climax of the World Cup. Has the SMS text message at midnight disappeared for good?