Spain may have created history with its stunning 4-0 won over Italy in the Euro final, but Twitter created a completely new record with a total 16.5 million tweets sent out around the game. In a blog post Twitter also revealed that total global traffic on the platform peaked at 15,358 tweets per second during the 4th goal, a new sports-related record on Twitter.
The new record smashed the 10,245 tweets per second that were garnered during the last few minutes of the Superbowl final when the New York Giants narrowly defeated the New England patriots. However it is still nowhere near the all time tweets per second record of 25,088 which happened during a television screening of Japanese anime movie Castle in the Sky by legendary director Hayou Miyazaki.
Earlier Spain made history as they became the first team to lift three major international tournaments in a row after beating Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev.
Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Cesc Fabregas and David Silva repaid coach Vicente del Bosque’s trust in fielding a starting lineup without a traditional striker by pulling the strings in Sunday’s 4-0 victory over Italy.
The four players were involved in nearly all four goals as Spain’s quick-touch passing and slick combinations — termed “tiki taka” back home — helped the world champions win their third straight major title.
Updated Date: Jul 02, 2012 12:21:09 IST