Castle In The Sky Breaks Twitter Record

A recent TV screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated classic “Laputa: Castle in the Sky” has set the record for the most tweets in a single second.

On August 3rd, approximately 143,199 Tweets per second were sent out simultaneously with the word “Balse”. It has become a tradition for fans of the movie to tweet that word at a particular moment during the film when it’s being shown on TV.

The last time this happened was 2011 when a ‘Castle’ screening saw 11,349 tweets sent in a second. On average, Twitter users across the whole system log about 5,700 tweets a second.