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Women's World Cup fans storm Twitter

Originally Published: July 18, 2011
By Maria Burns Ortiz | Page 2

The world wasn't just transfixed by its television screens during the Women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan on Sunday afternoon. As social media activity illustrated, millions of fans were taking in the game on the second screen.

The final moments of the match saw Twitter experience an unprecedented 7,196 tweets per second, setting a new record and topping major international news stories such as the death of Osama Bin Laden and April's royal wedding. ...

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