During World Cup, a Twitter Record

Japan's victory over the US hit 7,196 tweets per second
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2011 12:01 PM CDT
Sunday's World Cup took the top two spots for most tweets per second in the history of Twitter.   (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

(Newser) – No matter how you regard the pace of soccer, there's no denying that tweeting about it can be fast and furious. The all-time record for number of tweets per second was set at the end of yesterday's Women's World Cup final—taking the top spot from the last, somewhat unexpected Twitter mega-event: the 6,939 tweets per second that came as Japan rang in 2011. At the end of the final game between the US and Japan, tweeters cranked out a record 7,196 tweets per second.

The day's Copa America quarterfinal game between Paraguay and Brazil ushered in a No. 2 record, with 7,166 per second, reports Mashable. For perspective: The most-tweeted match of the men's World Cup last year was Japan's win over Denmark, at 3,283 tweets per second. If soccer doesn't do it for you, the highest-ranking sports moment unrelated to futbol came from football—the last Super Bowl reached 4,064 tweets per second.

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