Sports' Twitter record broken again (charts)

July, 2, 2012
Tim Tebow did it. The Super Bowl did it. And now, the Euro 2012 final between Spain and Italy did it -- set the record for most tweets per second (15,358 on Sunday) during a sporting event.

It still fell well short of the overall record, which we'll get to later. First, look at a number of games that were among the most tweeted:

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And here's how it lands among some of the most-tweeted news events, with December's reairing of Hayao Miyazaki's anime film "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" holding the record at an astonishing 25,088 tweets per second:

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One can only wonder: Will sports finally catch the Miyazaki film? And which event will do it?

Charts created on Hohli.

Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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