Tweets hit record during New Year hour in Tokyo, Seoul

Kyodo

Posted at Jan 03 2013 10:15 AM | Updated as of Jan 03 2013 06:17 PM

NEW YORK - Tweet messages per second on the Twitter site spiked to a record 33,388 when people in Japan and South Korea -- both in the same time zone -- rang in the year 2013, with many apparently New Year greetings, the operator said.

The number compares with 11,675 messages when the New Year arrived in Thailand two hours later, 9,455 in Britain and 13,336 on the U.S. East Coast, it said on its official blog.

==Kyodo