Tebow Time took over Twitter.
The Denver Broncos quarterback and social networking sports star, Tim Tebow, broke Twitter’s sports-related TPS (tweets per second) record following his 80-yard touchdown strike to Demaryius Thomas in the Broncos’ 29-23 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Tebow tweets came at a pace of 9,420 tweets per second which would’ve been the second-highest TPS rate for any event last year. The number more than doubled Super Bowl XLV’s rate of 4,064 TPS; and edged out MTV Video Music Awards in August which brought in 8,868 TPS. The record for TPS was set a few weeks ago at 25,088 TPS when a Japanese anime movie was aired on TV in Japan.
Tebow Time received an assist from stars from the social networking sports and entertainment worlds as many celebrities and athletes were tweeting about the game. Tebow Time even got a lift from the Little Monsters as Lady Gaga referenced the quarterback shortly after the game. Gaga is one of the most followed celebrities on Twitter with over 17,850,000+ followers on the social media website.
— Twitter (@twitter) January 9, 2012