Twitter execs announced on Wednesday that during the last few seconds of the game, specifically at 10:07:16 p.m ET, 4,064 Tweets were sent in just one second, the most sent in a single second during a sporting event.
The old record? 3,283 tweets per second which was set during the World Cup back in June 2010.
Not only did a one second time period help set a new record, the old World Cup record was broken six times over the course of the Packers-Steelers game, with the second highest number of Tweets occuring when Usher made a surprise appearance during an otherwise boring Black Eyed Peas performance.
While the “all-time sporting record” was set, the most Tweets in a single second still belongs to a one-second period that occurred directly after the most recent New year’s Even celebration in Japan.