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Women’s World Cup Final sets new Twitter record

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The drama-filled conclusion to the 2011 Women’s World Cup set a new Twitter record as fans expressed 140 characters of excitement, grief, and admiration for Alex Morgan’s pink sports bra at a rate of 7,196 tweets per second.

The influx of tweets handily beat out other Twitter traffic-heavy news events, including the death of Osama bin Laden (5,106 TPS) and the 2011 Super Bowl (4,064 TPS). While Japan’s victory over the U.S. easily set a new record, it was nearly toppled in the same day when the Copa America men’s quarterfinal match between Brazil and Paraguay went to penalty kicks and averaged 7,166 TPS.

Full story at TechCrunch.

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