Germany’s frankly unbelievable 7-1 dismantling of Brazil on Tuesday understandably saw a fair few records set. It was Brazil’s biggest ever World Cup loss, the biggest defeat in World Cup semifinal victory, and Miroslav Klose became the highest ever World Cup goal-scorer; and that’s just to name a few.
Many of the new records seen were Twitter based. Breaking the record from last season’s Superbowl game between Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, the Germany vs. Brazil clash became the most tweeted about single sporting event in history.
35.6 million (!) Tweets were sent out during the game, discussing how Germany had obliterated the tournament hosts within 18 quick-fire first-half minutes. The Seakawks-Broncos game last February set the record at a mere 24.9million. Pah!
The game even broke the record of Tweets per minute. Sami Khedira’s goal — Germany’s fifth — generated 580,166 Tweets per minute. The previous record stood at 388,985, set when Brazil knocked Chile out in the last-16. It truly is the Twitter World Cup!
What’s even cooler is that, courtesy of the wonderful thing that is Twitter, we have a really cool ‘heat map’ to demonstrate Twitter activity from around the world during the match. Take a look!