Beyonce's Baby Announcement Holds Twitter Record

When there's big news, Twitter has a way to measure. They call it tweets per second or TPS for short. When Osama bin Laden was killed, Twitter hit 5,000 TPS. At the end of the U.S.-Japan Women's World Cup Final, the service clocked above 7,000 TPS. After Beyonce announced she was pregnant, Twitter ramped up to 8,868 TPS.

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DAVID GREENE, host:

Good morning. I'm David Greene.

When's there big news, how big is big? Well, Twitter has given us a way to measure. They call it tweets per second - TPS. When Osama bin Laden was killed, Twitter hit 5,000 TPS. At the end of this summer's U.S./Japan women's World Cup final, the service clocked above 7,000 TPS. Now a new record. An event happened Sunday that was so huge, Twitter ramped up to 8,868 TPS. On MTV's Video Music Awards, Beyonce announced that she's pregnant.

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