Author: Yung Hui Lim Posted: December 13, 2011 11309 views

Twitter fairly captured the essence of 2011. Below is a list of top 16 events tweeted this year, ranked by tweets per second (TPS). TPS as a yardstick to measure the intensity of reaction by Twitter users and thus, signifies the level of significance of an event.

Only five events in the list were dominantly US-centric, namely Troy Davis execution, NBA Finals, East Coast Earthquake, Home Run Derby, and Superbowl. The others have more global appeals. Yet another indication of growing internationalization of Twitter.

RankEventsTweets Per SecondWhen
Most Tweeted in 2011
1 MTV Video Music Awards 8,868 August 28
2 Troy Davis executed 7,671 September 20
3 End of FIFA Women’s World Cup 7,196 July 17
4 Brazil eliminated from the Copa America 7,166 July 17
5 Steve Jobs resigns 7,064 August 25
6 New Year 6,939 January 1
7 BET Awards 6,436 June 27
8 UEFA Champions League 6,303 May 28
9 Steve Jobs passes away 6,049 October 6
10 NBA Finals 5,531 June 13
11 Japanese earthquake and tsunami 5,530 March 11
12 East Coast earthquake 5,449 August 23
13 Raid on Osama bin Laden 5,106 May 2
14 Home Run Derby 4,995 July 11
15 Superbowl 4,064 February 6
16 UK Royal Wedding 3,966 April 29

Source: Twitter’s 2011 Year in review

Earth’s Most Tweeted Events in 2011 originally appeared on GreyReview.com on December 13, 2011.


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Yung Hui Lim

Lim Yung Hui is the founder of the Grey Review, a blog focusing on tech startups, web application reviews, and social media in Asia and product manager at MOL, one of Southeast Asia’s largest Internet companies.

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