Twitter users have set a lofty benchmark for unified tweeting. The company announced Friday that users set a new record for tweets in one second at 143,199, a figure that shattered the previous record of 33,388.
The moment of excessive tweeting occurred during an Aug. 3 airing of Castle in the Sky, a Japanese animated film. That’s the same Castle in the Sky that was responsible for a previous “tweets in one second” record, only 25,188 back in 2011. Twitter typically sees about 500 million tweets per day, meaning an average of roughly 5,700 per second, according to the company’s blog.
Twitter often experiences spikes in usage during major events, including New Year’s Eve and the Super Bowl. During the 2010 World Cup, Twitter experienced such high traffic volumes that the site had difficulty operating without short blips in the service. Twitter has since made a number of hardware and software changes to accommodate the increase in traffic, and the company says the site remained completely operational during the record-breaking second.