Women’s World Cup Sets New Tweet Record


Alas, the U.S. lost in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, ceding the first place spot to Japan, but worldwide there were other competitions — on different fields — afoot. As we watched the final moments with bated breath, people were tweeting about them like crazy around the world, surpassing the seven-month record for highest tweets per second and making it to 7,196. The next highest TPS was Japan, on New Year’s Day 2011, which measured at 6,939. Comparatively, Osama Bin Laden’s death reached some 5,100 tweets per second. Twitter geeks and soccer geeks, clearly, you are a match made in heaven. [Wired]