|Sports Tweeters break records|
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 14:09
The Fifa World Cup has sparked some record-breaking tweets from all over the world, but its not only soccer fans that have made records.
The record tweets were measured as tweets-per-second (TPS) thirty seconds after goals were scored during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. To contextualise the records, there are on average 750 TPS per day.
The top recorded TPS was the goal Japan scored against Cameroon on June 14, which came to 2940. The second TPS record at 2928 was Brazil's first goal against North Korea. Thirdly was Bafana's tie with Mexico, where Tweeters hit 2704 TPS.
These records were short-lived however. At the deciding NBA championships between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics, basketball tweeters topped the record with 3085 TPS.
These records would suggest that sports games are bigger on the minds of most tweeters than presidential elections, human or natural disasters, or celebrity news.
New Twitter sports records are sure to arise shortly, with the final World Cup soccer match only 20 away, and some anticipated games taking place in the interim.
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