Brazil’s crushing defeat to Germany sets Twitter record
Watch above: Brazilian players say it was the worst day of their lives, while fans remain distraught over the World Cup host country’s epic loss. Mike Drolet reports.
TORONTO – Germany’s 7-1 victory over host team Brazil in Tuesday’s World Cup semifinal now holds the title of the most talked about sports event on Twitter.
The explosive game, which saw Germany score five goals in the first 30 minutes of play, garnered 35.6 million tweets in total, beating the previous record of 24.9 million tweets during Super Bowl XLVIII.
Germany’s incredible back-to-back scoring saw tweets peaking at 580,166 tweets per minute (TPM), setting another record.
The new record blows previous Twitter records out of the water. Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl half-time show peaked at 268,000 TPM, while Miley Cyrus’ infamous twerking performance peaked at 360,000 TPM.
The World Cup has been a huge focus for social networks like Twitter, which added many interactive features to its platforms for users to keep up to date with the games.
On its web platform the social media giant added a sidebar displaying the day’s matches, complete with start times and scores.
Germany’s Miroslav Klose – who beat retired Brazilian footballer Ronaldo’s record to become the top scorer in World Cup history during the game – was the most mentioned player of the match.
Twitter published an interactive map showing how the game played out online worldwide.
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