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New Twitter Record: Castle in the Sky Hits 143,199 Tweets/Second

Aug 19 2013, 8:16am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

New Twitter Record: Castle in the Sky Hits Record Number of Tweets per Second
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A Japanese classic anime movie 'Castle in the Sky' makes a new Twitter world record by getting record number of tweets i.e. 143,199 tweets per second. Twitter however handled the bottleneck in traffic very efficiently and without any glitches occurring in the system.

A world record number of tweets per second have taken place thanks to a classic anime movie in Japan. The mid-80s movie by Hayao Miyazaki held such a fascination and attraction for the fans that it broke all previous records. Called “Castle in the Sky” the cartoon anime was hugely liked by many people. A time came when so many tweets were being sent regarding the film that it was a mindboggling wonder to contemplate. 143,199 tweets per second was the magic number that was reached according to the Vice President of Twitter, Raffi Krikorian. On the average Twitter processes 500 million tweets on a daily basis. That amounts to 5700 tweets per second. But this particular movie mania caused a spike that was 25 times above the limit. 

Castle in the Sky was a touching film about a young boy and a princess. They use a magic crystal to save a floating castle from the evil elements. It struck a delicate chord of sympathy in many people in the audience. Previously during the Football World Cup or New Year’s Eve, Twitter again got utilized thoroughly. Back then there were fault lines in the system that got exposed. For brief intermittent periods the service would go out of order. That was when Twitter did some soul searching via its engineering team. It fixed the leaks in the system. And thanks to those precautions, today despite the record number of tweets, nothing went awry. 

Source: Twitter

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