Twitter announces that mentions of the royal baby reached 25,300 tweets per minute!

12 Jul

Bursting with news, information and speculations about the Royal baby there is no doubt that your Twitter newsfeed was absolutely flooded on Monday! Not only was the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s son officially announced on this service but the event also earned itself around half a dozen worldwide trending hashtags!

Statistics have shown that mentions of the Royal baby on Twitter reached a sky high peak of 25,300 tweets a minute around the time of the birth being announced. Hashtag ‘#royalbaby’ has already been used over 900,000 times but you may be surprised to know that in comparison to other major international news event from the past 12 months this really is tiny.

The election of Pope Francis I wound up a massive 132,000 tweets per minutes back in March and in November President Barack Obama’s re-election set an all time record of a colossal 237,000 tweets per minute!

Although 25,300 isn’t too bad for a guy that has just been born, this event also failed to beat the tweets-per-minute counts set earlier last year by Ussain Bolt (88,000) and the Spice Girls (116,000)!

Gareth Owen