Feb. 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM ET
Poor Tim Tebow. The starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos set a a Twitter record in the beginning of January and it's already defeated — by the Super Bowl.
The previous Twitter record — when it comes to TPS during a sporting event — was set when Tim Tebow's 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime gave the Denver Broncos a 29-23 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 8. At that time, the tweets were coming in at 9,420 TPS.
To further put all those numbers into context, here are some exceptionally high rates of tweets per second and the events which caused them:
While all those numbers are impressive, the all-time TPS record still remains at 25,088 — a bar set during a TV screening in Japan of Hayao Miyazaki’s Anime movie, "Castle in the Sky," on Dec. 9, 2011.
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