The Women’s World Cup final scored a new record with 7,196 tweets per second, Tweeter tweeted.
Even Barack Obama joined in tweeting about the game “Incredible performance from #USWNT, no matter what happens. Now on to penalties. Let's win this.”
The top two most tweeted records belong to women’s soccer with an incredible 7196 tweets per second and 7166 tweet/second for first and second spot respectively.
The bombardment of tweet reactions is not just because of the surge in women’s soccer’s popularity but the fact that the women’s final included two of Twitter’s most popular countries battling it out – Japan and the USA.
The Men’s World Cup soccer tournament last year marked the largest period of sustained activity for an event in the service’s history, with over 2,000 Tweets per second (TPS) during the last 15 minutes of the match, and 3,051 tweets per second when Spain scored its winning goal in the final match.
This past week, Twitter announced that its users are sharing 350 billion items per day and 600,000 users are signing up for the service daily.