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SEARCH ENGINE LAND — Fans watching the final few moments of the Super Bowl last weekend set a new record for Tweets-per-second (TPS) for a sporting event: 4,064 Tweets were sent at 10:07:16 p.m. EST, according to Twitter.

The previous TPS record, of 3,283, was set during Japan’s 3-1 win over Denmark during the World Cup soccer tournament last summer. In fact, the Super Bowl was so much more popular for Tweets that the World Cup record was surpassed six times over the course of the game. Early touchdowns by the teams and the halftime show were the inspirations for these spikes.

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