Soccer Tweeting Records Fall

Barcelona and Real Madrid were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League this week, but both clubs had roles in breaking two records in the Twittersphere.

Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League game between Barcelona and Chelsea broke the tweets-per-second record for a sporting event, peaking at 13,684 messages per second. The old record: 12,233 tweets per second during the climax of the 2012 Super Bowl. The world record? Last year’s airing of the movie “Castle in the Sky” in Japan, which peaked at 25,088 tweets a second.

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka became the first athlete to total 10 million followers on Twitter. He ranks 18th in the Twitter world. The top three are Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. Kaka’s Real Madrid teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, ranks 21st with 9 million-plus followers.

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