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Monday, July 2, 2012
Sports' Twitter record broken again (charts)

By Patrick Dorsey

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:


Chart build on http://charts.hohli.com


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:


Chart build on http://charts.hohli.com


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

Charts created on Hohli.