Apr 26, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT
I started to show some mad math skills on this incredible Twitter usage during Tuesday’s Champions League semifinal, ciphering and extrapolating and such. Then I remembered: I got no math skills.
Still, even a numbers ninny like me can appreciate the volume of social media zipping around the globe during Tuesday’s Chelsea-Barcelona biggie.
According to this Market Watch piece from the Wall Street Journal, Twitter opinions – from merriment to lament and all points in between –were flying at one point at 13,684 messages per second, a new record on the social media platform.
That topped the previous mark, when a slightly smaller number slashed the Twitter night during last February’s Super Bowl, in the waning moments of the New York Giants win over the New England Patriots.
- Where Landon Donovan’s afternoon takes us in the ongoing U.S. national team debate 3
- Philadelphia’s Jack McInerney would be league’s youngest Golden Boot winner 0
- Talking points on Portland’s 2-2 draw with Vancouver 0
- PSG president confirms Saturday was likely David Beckham’s farewell match 3
- As Alex Ferguson says goodbye, Manchester United’s cupboard remains stocked 1
- Parker carves up Grizzlies as Spurs roll in Gm. 1
- PHT: Senators sneak past Penguins in two overtimes
- PHT: Bruins crack Lundqvist, hammer Rangers
- HBT: Cabrera rips three homers, passes Greenberg
- MST: No bumping on Bump Day at Indy 500
- PBT: Spurs have too much offense for Grizz in Gm. 1
- PST: Arsenal grabs Champions League spot
- Play Video: Highlights: Union outlast Fire
- Play Video: Sir Alex says goodbye
- Play Video: Morgan committed to growth of new women's league
- Play Video: Boy with cancer, 8, scores against major league soccer team
- Play Video: Red Bulls pull off win on the road
- Play Video: Highlights: Montreal extinguish Chicago