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2011 Women’s World Cup final makes social media history breaking Twitter record for most tweets per second

The Women’s World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan set a social media record for most tweets per second.  Twitter announced that the championship match recorded 7,196 tweets per second, the most in the site’s five-year history.

Twitter reports the previous high mark was New Year’s Eve 2010 in Japan with 6,939 tweets per second.  In terms of sporting events, the 2011 Super Bowl earned 4,064 tweets per second.

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