Twitter users set a new tweets per second record during the Super Bowl Sunday, the microblogging service announced Wednesday.
At 10:07:16 p.m. ET — one of the final moments of the game — 4,064 tweets were sent, the highest number of tweets sent in a single second during a sporting event.
That’s a healthy jump over the 3,283 tweets per second set during the World Cup in June 2010. Twitter users actually broke that record six times over the course of the game, Twitter disclosed in a blog post. The second-highest peak occurred when Usher made a surprise appearance during the Black Eyed Peas‘s halftime show performance.
Despite the Twittersphere’s intense interest in the game, it still wasn’t enough to break the all-time record of 6,939 tweets per second, which was set shortly after midnight on New Year’s Eve in Japan.