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Friday, July 16, 2010

Twitter Scores All-Time High During World Cup Final

Posted By on Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 2:59 PM

click to enlarge What's Spanish for 'Tweet'?
  • What's Spanish for 'Tweet'?
There are no stats on how many of the tweets simply said, "Goooooaaaaalllll"!

But, during the last 15 minutes of Sunday's World Cup final, Twitterers set a new record -- a sustained 2,000 tweets per second, the San Francisco-based company has announced.

Interestingly, Andrés Ianesta's goal for Spain in the 116th minute did

not break the record for most tweets in a single second, which was

set after the Japan bested Denmark in the group round. Japan is

apparently really

into tweeting, even though they call it "mumbling." Just after the referee's final whistle, 3,283 tweets per second flooded over the ether. Perhaps a few even emanated from Denmark.

click to enlarge These men may yet be Tweeting behind their backs... - JOE ESKENAZI
  • Joe Eskenazi
  • These men may yet be Tweeting behind their backs...
Ianesta's goal beat the Dutch, but it couldn't beat the Japanese Twitterati. The Spanish midfielder will have to be content with a World Cup championship -- and inspiring a strong series of 3,015 tweets per second.

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