Brazil defeat breaks Twitter records

Brazil defeat breaks Twitter records http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28226242

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Germany’s 7-1 victory over Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals has become the most discussed sports game on Twitter so far.

A record 35.6 million tweets were sent during the 90-minute game.

It also broke the tweets-per-minute record, when the fifth goal triggered 580,601 in one minute.

Six of the 10 top-trending topics on Twitter were references to the match, with #BrazilvsGermany taking the top spot.

Miroslav Klose was the most tweeted German player, followed by midfielder Toni Kroos. Julio Cesar, Oscar and Fred were the most tweeted Brazilian players.

The previous record for a sporting event on Twitter was held by another World Cup match, Brazil v Chile, which recorded 389,000 tweets per minute.

Previous to that the 2014 Superbowl held the record, with 382,000 tweets per minute.

Will the same happen for tonights soccermatch Holland versus Argentina?

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