Women’s World Cup Final sets Twitter record – more popular than bin Laden

Have you been watching any of this? With no England featuring it hasn’t been that high priority in the UK as the hacking scandal runs its course, but the Women’s World Cup Final has been big news elsewhere.

It grabbed four of the ten Twitter Top Trends, including players Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach (left) and has according to Twitter managed to break new Twitter records.

Twitter said that it broke the Tweets per second records. The End of the #WWC final saw 7196 tweets per second while the end to the Paraguay versus Brazil game came second with 7166 tweets per second.

This equates to 431,760 tweets in a single minute and it was hit during the Women’s Football World Cup Final that saw Japan defeat the USA in a penalty shootout.

This means that it beat the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. That announcement by President Obama racked up just over 5,000 tweets per second, but women’s football soared passed that by more than 2,000 tweets.

Who would have guessed it — women playing football more is more popular than the death of world’s most wanted terrorist.

According to Trendistic one hashtag #worldcupfinal was responsible for .076% of all of the World’s tweets for Sunday July 17th .