19 Jul '11, 12am

Women's World Cup final sets Twitter record (via ST iPhone App)

Women's World Cup final sets Twitter record (via ST iPhone App)

Japan's players celebrate with the trophy after winning their Women's World Cup final soccer match against the US in Frankfurt. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SAN FRANCISCO - TWITTER users fired off a record number of tweets per second at the final whistle of Japan's thrilling upset win over the United States in the women's World Cup final. The San Francisco-based real-time blogging service said Twitter users sent 7,196 tweets per second after Japan defeated the United States in a penalty shoot-out. Twitter, in a statement on its @TwitterGlobalPR feed, said another football match was next in terms of the highest number of tweets per second ever sent: Brazil's shock loss to Paraguay in the Copa America. Twitter users sent 7,166 tweets per second at the conclusion of that match. Twitter's previous record was the 6,939 tweets per second sent on January 1, 2011 as the New Year arrived in T...

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