USA v. Japan Women’s World Cup Final Gave The Twitterverse a Tweetgasm

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

Twitter has long been married to the fanfare of important international football. The Men’s World Cup last summer registered the largest period of sustained activity for an event in the service’s history.

The global game is the most talked about thing on one of the most global communication platforms around. Not surprised. What is surprising, however, is that yesterday’s Women’s World Cup final destroyed the Men’s record from last summer for tweets per second. DE-STROYED.

Quotes from International Business Times:

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.

Japan is one of the world’s largest twitter markets, so it’s no surprise that the strength in sheer numbers of tweeters for both nations as well as the emotional investment after two incredibly exciting runs to the final was able to propel this over a Spain v. Netherlands World Cup Final.

Yesterday’s Copa America quarterfinal featuring Brazil missing all four of their spot kicks against Paraguay in the game deciding shootout was narrowly beat out by the WWC final for most tweeted about event in the site’s history, further proving that the number of people captivated by the event (in the twitterverse, of course) is what dictates how captivating the very event is.

This also signals to me that, by the grace of God, should the United States somehow make it to the final of the men’s World Cup one day before Twitter physically overtakes human kind in the battle for interstellar domination (Ed: Twitter is Skynet?!?!), it would be the most watched, tweeted about, discussed, etc. thing ever. Ever.

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