Chelsea-Barcelona A Huge Hit On Twitter

  @http://twitter.com/jtalty on April 25 2012 4:40 PM
Chelsea's players celebrate after Fernando Torres scored
Chelsea's players celebrate after Fernando Torres scored Reuters

The Chelsea-Barcelona game generated a substantial amount of tweets during play, according to Twitter.

The fantastic game that ended 2-2 but sent Chelsea on to the Champions League final generated 13,684 tweets per second. The collective highpoint of the tweeting on Tuesday was when much-maligned Chelsea striker Fernando Torres scored a goal late in the game to seal the aggregate victory for the Blues.

Chelsea will take on either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in the final.

To put it into perspective, those 13,684 tweets per second far exceed the 12,233 tweets per second during the Super Bowl in February. The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots, 21-17, in a thrilling game that gave Big Blue their second Lombardi Trophy in five years.

The most tweets per second, according to Mashable, was during a screening of the anime movie Laputa: Castle in the Sky. The film encouraged viewers to tweet spells during a 2011 viewing which generated a whopping 25,088 tweets per second during the peak.

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