Brazil’s 7-1 hammering at the hands of the Nationalmannschaft has rendered all other conversations over the last 24 hours completely irrelevant. And in addition to hijacking all office-based conversations, the footballing debacle also took hold of Twitter, breaking a few records along the way.
With over 35.6 million tweets, the match became the most discussed sports game ever on Twitter, surpassing the 24.9 million set by the Super Bowl earlier this year. And this wasn’t the only record broken by the match.
After Germany’s fifth goal was scored by Sami Khedira, the social media platform peaked at 580,166 tweets per minute, a figure that dwarfs even the 360,000 tweets tallied during Miley Cyrus’ licentious VMA performance last year.
And in an effort to give a graphic representation of how mad the online community went during the match, Twitter published an interactive map that shows how people throughout the world responded to each goal being scored.