During President Barack Obama’s address, Twitter users posted messages at an average rate of 3,440 tweets per second, according to the company’s official public relations news feed.
“Last night saw the highest sustained rate of tweets ever. From 10:45 p.m. – 2:20 a.m. ET, there was an average of 3,000 tweets per second,” the company wrote, before updating that number to 3,440.
It’s unclear what events Sunday’s news beat out to claim that record.
At the peak of this online conversation, Twitter users posted 5,106 tweets per second, according to the company.