Twitter Buzzing Over World Cup

Friday, Jun 18, 2010  |  Updated 3:00 PM CDT
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Twitter Buzzing Over World Cup

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BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 14: Junichi Inamoto celebrates victory with team mate Keisuke Honda of Japan during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group E match between Japan and Cameroon at the Free State Stadium on June 14, 2010 in Mangaung/Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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When a World Cup goal is scored, Twitter celebrates. The social networking site is seeing record traffic every time a big goal is scored in the soccer tournament. Though Twitter normally sees about 750 tweets per second on an average day, there were a record 2,940 tweets per second after Japan scored against Cameroon on Monday.

Nearly as much traffic was reported after Brazil's first goal against North Korea on Monday, as well as after Mexico's tying goal against South Africa on June 11. Twitter has yet to announce its numbers for Friday's U.S.-Slovenia 2-2 draw, which was likely to have also caused huge amounts of activity.

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