Record for most number of Tweets per second goes to…

A new winner on the ‘Number of Tweets per second’ competition has arrived. And it’s the -- Women’s World Cup final between Japan and the United States.

The match has set the new record for tweets per second, breaking the previous record set by, the wedding of Prince William and Kate and the death of Osama bin Laden.

In the said match, Japan rallied twice to tie the United States 2-2 after extra time before winning a penalty shootout on Sunday in Frankfurt, Germany. The U.S. was aiming for its third World Cup victory, while Japan lifted the World Cup trophy for the first time after going 0-25 against the Americans over the years.

No wonder, Japan was elated with the victory, which culminated on Twitter with a whopping “7,196 tweets per second”, according to Twitter.

Close on heels was Paraguay's penalty shootout win over Brazil in a Copa America quarterfinal later the same day. Fans blazed the twitter with 7,166 tweets per second.

The previous occasions of massive Tweeting were:

Just after midnight in Japan on New Year's Day__________6,939 per second

Osama bin Laden's death__________5,106 per second

The Super Bowl in February__________4,064 per second

Japan beat Denmark in FIFA World Cup 2010, in group stage__________3,283 per second

Spain's FIFA World Cup 2010 win over the Netherlands in July 2010__________3,051 per second

The above list shows two things, 1) the popularity of Twitter in Japan and 2) the sharp rise in Twitter usage in recent times. Twitter users send 200 million tweets per day, compared to 10 million two years ago, according to Twitter. --------

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