Twitter World Cup Infographic shows we like Twitter... a lot

It seems Google wasn't the only thing we turned to when the World Cup was on.

That little service you might of heard of called Twitter did rather well it seems, with plenty of us turning to the micro-blogging service to have our say on that goal or red card.

Twitter has released a rather nifty infographic of how we used Twitter while the tournament was on. Not surprisingly gems to take away from the graphic are that the World Cup final represented the largest period of sustained activity for an event in Twitter’s history.

According to Twitter, throughout the match tweets-per-second (TPS) were much higher than average: during the game’s final 15 minutes, this jumped to more than 2000 TPS. (Spain’s winning goal in the final scored a 3051 TPS.)

Other factoids to bore your mates with include the fact that during the final people from 172 countries tweeted in 27 different languages, and at the moment of the winning goal, people from 81 countries tweeted in 23 different languages.

This moment is represented on this Wordle infographic.

The graphic above shows how fans’ use of hashflags (like #esp or #usa) during the tournament with a background of TPS over the same period.

"When you look at this graphic, think of it like a soundwave -- the louder and more consistent the 'sound', the bigger the impact in all directions. Countries’ flags represent use of their hashflag. The size of the flag 'waves' fluctuate with the frequency & consistency of tweets containing each country’s hashflag", explains Twitter.

No, England didn't win this one either.