The FIFA Women’s World Cupset two new records for number of tweets sent per second on Sunday.
The final game, between USA and Japan, set the new all-time high with 7,196 per second at the end of the game. The Paraguay vs. Brazil game is the new number-two spot with 7,166 tweets per second, according to a tweet sent by @Twitter.
The previous record was set just as New Year’s Day began this year in Japan — with 6,939 tweets per second. The Women’s World Cup Final also far outpaces the Men’s World Cup 2010 Final. Some 3,283 tweets were sent per second then, when Spain beat Denmark match. It’s certainly curious that all of these top-tweeting moments occurred around Japan.
As far as non-soccer sporting events go, in February, Twitter users outdid themselves during the Super Bowl, compared to previous years, with 4,064 tweets sent per second.