#Brazil2014: Brazil – Chile Penalty Shootout Sets Twitter Record

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The last penalty of the Brazil – Chile shootout in the 2014 FIFA World Cup round of 16 set a new record on social media for the most tweeted about moment ever.

The nail-biting moment Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara’s lined up a penalty against host team Brazil – only to have it smash into the post, keeping the Brazilian World Cup dream alive, generated 389,000 tweets in a single minute.

Data experts at Twitter have hailed the event as a new tweeting high, beating events including the latest Presidential election, the Oscars and Miley Cyrus’s infamous ‘twerking’ performance with Robin Thicke at the VMAs.

The previous record was held by the U.S. Super Bowl this year, when Percy Harvin of the Seattle Seahawks scored a touchdown, helping to secure his team’s victory over the Denver Broncos.



Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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