A record breaking 388,985 tweets a minute were sent during World Cup match

A recent World Cup match that saw host country Brazil play against Chile generated a record breaking 388,985 tweets a minute (TPM) during the final moments of the game. The match concluded with Brazil going through to the quarter-finals after a penalty shoot-out, where Chile's Gonzalo Jara missed the final goal.

Twitter also revealed how the renowned Brazilian striker, Neymar, was the most mentioned player in the swarm of tweets. This is understandable when he scored the team's final penalty, pushing Brazil through to the next round. It may be worth noting that his goal caused a spike of 239,219 tweets per minute, and it wasn't until Jara's failed attempt at scoring, that the statistic shot up to its 388,975 glory.

Overall, the game caused a stir of over 16.3 million tweets during the match, the highest ever for a live event on Twitter. In addition, the social network has said that over 300 million tweets had been sent since the tournaments group stages began. This has resulted in the World Cup to be "one of the most talked about events on Twitter of all time."

Previously the record had been set at 382,000 tweets per minute during the hugely popular Super Bowl. As to what the final of the World Cup will bring, only time will tell.

Source: Phys.orgImage via TwitterData

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Violence? Fans of the sport have gone above and beyond to prove that they are but the biggest of @#%hats. Get a grip, you weren't personally involved in the victory/loss.

I wonder how many tweets per second we would see if Twitter announced it was shutting down and we didn't have to read about TPS reports every time a sporting event takes place or a celebrity does something stupid.

Enron said,
I wonder how many tweets per second we would see if Twitter announced it was shutting down and we didn't have to read about TPS reports every time a sporting event takes place or a celebrity does something stupid.

Lol, TPS Report. Yaaaaaa

Enron said,
I wonder how many tweets per second we would see if Twitter announced it was shutting down and we didn't have to read about TPS reports every time a sporting event takes place or a celebrity does something stupid.

LOL +2 for Enron!! :)

k37chup said,
Can't wait to see twitter and facebook dead. This is like watching people hype about wwe...

NOTHING is a as bad as listening to or reading about anything about that stupid WWE! Now, there's some brain dead stuff!

nekomata said,
geez guys if you dont like it just turn away, its not like twitter is the most evil company on earth.

Twitter is not evil and the people that use it is (usually) not evil. However, it turns people dumb and this sole act is evil. The good side is that exists more bots than real people on Twitter.

This really makes you think of how things have changed recently. In the past, people were consumers of news, so you'd have a few media outlets doing high quality reporting for the event.

Now everyone can be creators of news reports so you get tons of it, but very little quality.

I see the same happening in the gaming world with indies. Everyone can make games, and the world is littered with them now, but very few of them are actually any good.

I'm wondering if we are approaching some sort of singularity where there's just too much worthless content in the world and the whole system collapses under its own weight.

I know I might be completely off track here, but when I read this post I pictured that troll from South Park's Good Time With Weapons who keeps killing all the kids in World of Warcraft.

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