(Prensa Latina) The World Cup semifinal between Brazil and Germnay broke the records of interaction and comments on Twitter and Facebook, the two social networks reported today. The match generated 35.6 million tweets, a record that surpassed the primacy of any other sports event.
The previous world record on Twitter was in the 48th final of the Super Bowl (American football) that generated nearly 25 million comments, on February 2.
On Facebook, the match at the Mineirao de Belo Horizonte stadium generated over 200 million interactions, posts, comments, photos and ‘likes’ during the 90 minutes of the game, that connected 66 million people, an absolute record for that social network.
Internet surfers used the social network to launch all kinds of jokes, with texts on photos.
In the current World Cup, the most discussed match on Twitter was Brazil-Chile, with 16.3 million tweets, twice less than the first World Cup semifinal.
Meanwhile on Facebook, the highest record was registered at the opening of the tournament and the match Brazil-Croatia (3-1), which had 58 million people connected to leave their opinions online.
Twitter’s peak of tension during the match Germany-Brazil happened when German midfielder Sami Khedira scored the fifth goal of the game, fourth of the Mannschaft in less than six minutes: 580 166 tweets in a minute, another record.