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Fans set record of 7,196 tweets every second during FIFA women's WC final

July 19, 2011 - Frankfurt

A new Twitter record for the highest number of tweets posted per second was set during the last moments of the Women's FIFA World Cup final in Frankfurt.

The World Cup final between the United States and Japan last week went into penalty shootouts, which helped setting up a Twitter record of 7,196 tweets, posted every second.

The earlier record of 6,939 tweets per second had been set in Japan on New Years Eve in 2010, The Telegraph reports.

Last year, the men's World Cup final marked the largest ever period of sustained tweeting, with more than 2,000 tweets per second during the final 15 minutes of the match.

The death of Osama bin Laden also caused major surge in Twitter activity, reaching a high of 5,106 tweets per second.

Last week, Twitter celebrated its fifth anniversary. The site has more than 200 million users, who share 350 billion links a day.


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