The FIFA World Cup is now over and Germany have been crowned the best football team in the world for the next four years, a pretty impressive accolade, if you ask me. But that wasn’t all people had to celebrate because a few hours after the final match which saw Germany beat Argentina with a goal in extra time, we collectively tweeted about the match 32.1 million times.
Unfortunately this isn’t quite a Twitter record for most tweets posted during a sporting event, as the thrashing that Brazil received earler last week in their match against World Cup winners, Germany, generated the current record of 35.6 million tweets posted during the match, but that doesn’t mean a record wasn’t broken.
“Whether joining in the #GER celebration or expressing heartbreak for #ARG, football fans around the world shared their own reactions on Twitter,” the company’s Lewis Wiltshire wrote in a blog post. “When the final whistle sounded and #GER claimed their 4th championship, we saw 618,725 tweets per minute (TPM) discussing the match – a Twitter record for an event.”
Almost 620,000 tweets per minute, that’s insane!
There’s even more stats released by Twitter, which you can see below.
Did you watch the final? And if so, did you Tweet about it?