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Beyonce’s Record Twitter announcement

3rd September 2011

Last Sunday night saw the annual MTV video music awards (VMAs) draw a record audience of 12.4 million viewers, the highest recorded viewer ratings since the VMAs were started, however the event has also generated a new social media record.

Users of microblogging site Twitter sent an unbelievable 8,868 messages per second when singer Beyonce announced to the world that she was pregnant.

Before this the highest number of tweets for a single event were 7,196 per second for Japans win over USA in the Woman’s World Cup, 6,939 tweets per second on the first of January 2011 and over 5,000 a second for after the death of Osama bin Laden was announced earlier this year.

This will be the first child for Beyonce and her Husband Jay-Z.

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