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Twitter Reaches All Time High With Osama Bin Laden Death

May 2, 2022 | Maddy Rowe

Last night came the official announcement that terrorist Osama Bin Laden had been killed. An official statement from President Barack Obama came late yesterday evening followed by celebrations all over the world particularly for those affected in NYC by Bin Laden’s atrocities. Straight away the internet became a hive of activity with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter seeing huge amounts of people logging on and leaving their own messages of the news.

This morning here at OSM we gave you news that Facebook had been inundated with people “Liking” the news, how Twitter had been used by Sohaib Athar who had witnessed the raid on Bin Laden’s compound and not even realised what was actually happening and so on. As well as Facebook experiencing a staggering amount of people turning to the official Bin Laden page, Twitter have too seen record tweets-per-second (TPS).

According to, once the news had started to spread about Bin Laden’s death, Twitter had a job to keep up with people turning to the networking site. In a short statement from Twitter’s public relations department they said, “Last night saw the highest sustained rate of Tweets ever. From 10.45 – 2.20 am ET, there was an average of 3,000 Tweets per second.”

Following on from this, it was recorded that around 11 pm ET, the figure of TPS had changed to around 5,106. The statement from Twitter carried on by saying, “At 11.45 pm ET when President Obama had finished his remarks, there were 5,008 TPS.”

Tell us were you one of those who turned to either Facebook or Twitter? Are you now worried about possible repercussions from Bin Laden’s death?

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