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The death of Osama Bin Laden, founder of the al-Qaida terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for the Sept. 11 attacks, was announced by U.S. President Barack Obama on May 2, 2011. Obama's remarks received 3,440 tweets per minute, a Twitter record at the time.(Credit: AP)

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Most tweeted events in history of Twitter

Twitter is a widely popular social media networking service created by Jack Dorsey and co-founded by Noah Glass, Evan Williams and Christopher "Biz" Stone in 2006. On Twitter, users can post text and photo messages (referred to as tweets) with a limit of 140 characters via the main site or wirelessly using a smartphone or tablet device. In September 2013, Twitter tweeted that the company planned to go public and reported that it has 200 million active users as of February 2013. Here are the most tweeted events as of October 2013 in the order that they happened.

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