Not surprisingly, Argentina, Brazil and Germany had the highest number of tweets during the recent World Cup, but Bosnia, Cameron and Ivory Coast saw the greatest surge in terms of percentage increase in tweets compared to ...
Germany's nail-biting victory over Argentina in the World Cup final entered the record books on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.
Brazil's record defeat at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semi-final sent social networks into overdrive, with Twitter and Facebook beating previous marks of activity for sporting events.
A total of 16.4 million tweets were sent during Saturday's World Cup game between Brazil and Chile, breaking the record for the number of tweets a minute commenting about a match on the social network.
Twitter and Facebook lit up in a World Cup frenzy this week as millions of people around the world took to social media to share in the ups and downs of the matches.
Twitter said Wednesday it briefly took down its popular TweetDeck application to view and manage messages because of a security flaw, which prompted some calls to stop using the program.
This year's World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro.
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Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters—even before a crime has been committed.