Japan has flooded the site Twitter tweets are sent when the new year arrives, which directly increase the global traffic in the network and a record 6939 Twitter twit per second.
This figure is the number doubled from the previous record of 3283 twit per second, which is printed when Japan's surprise win over Denmark at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
"Just four seconds after midnight in Japan on January 1, Twitterers make the all-time record in the number of Tweets that are sent per second," said the official reports of Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco, USA.
Twitter says that in Japan, with a population of more than 127 million people, "mobile networks have been known to often 'blocked' on major holidays. But this year, on New Year's Eve, many people turn to Twitter to celebrate."
Created in 2006 to exchange messages no more than 140 characters, Twitter now has 175 million registered users as of November 1, 2010 with 95 million messages sent through Twitter every day.