A week ago I reported how game seven of NBA Finals had set a new tweet per second (TPS) record on Twitter of 3,085.
This beat the previous high which was Japan scoring against Cameroon in the World Cup on June 14. I proposed that, flat and largely uninteresting as the World Cup was at that stage of the competition, that it might not be until we were out of the group stages that the World Cup resumed the top spot.
I was almost right. Yesterday, the final whistle of Japan’s 3-1 victory over Denmark set a new benchmark of 3,283 TPS.
All of this tells us a couple of things. One, that the World Cup is big in Japan. And two: so is Twitter.
(Source: Twitter blog.)