Twitter reveals that the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony produce more than 9.66 million tweets. The number of tweets on the first day of the biggest sporting event of the Beijing Olympics over tweet from the year 2008.
This difference is not so surprising really, since the microblogging site has been growing rapidly since 2008. Now, Twitter has distributed 340 million tweets per day, a figure that is still fairly reasonable for the London 2012 Olympic opening tweet.
Twitter does not disclose the amount of the highest tweet spike at the opening ceremony on Friday, London time. But the tweet that sent Tim Berners-Lee - the director of World Wide Web Consortium (W3) - when on stage got the retweet more than 10,000 times.
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