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World Cup final sets record for most tweets per minute

Germany's victory over Argentina in the World Cup final last night set a new record for the most tweets per minute.

Germany winning the World Cup set a new Twitter record. Credit: Twitter

Read: World Cup final most talked about game on Facebook

There were 618,725 tweets in the 60 seconds after the final whistle was blown at the Maracana beating the previous high for a sporting event, which was Brazil's humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany.

However, the champions' semi-final win over the host nation kept hold of the most tweets sent during a sporting event record with 35.6 million compared to last night's 32.1 million.

The most mentioned players on Twitter were Germany's Mario Gotze, who scored the winning goal, and Argentina's talisman and captain Lionel Messi.

Pictures: Rihanna poses with German stars and cup after final

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Your view: Are teachers right to go on strike?

Public sector workers are striking today over a row on pay, conditions, pensions and spending cuts.

Here are some of the reactions from Twitter users on the industrial action.

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I'm with the strikers. No pay rise for years while ministers give themselves 11% + expenses? Unacceptable #strikeaction

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Hefty fines if kids aren't at school, yet teachers go on strike when they want? You're not the only ones struggling! #strikeaction #selfish

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As a parent I would be happy if my children couldn't go to school, they are teaching kids to stand up for what's important #strikeaction

Read: Poll suggests Britons split on public sector strike action

Brazil's loss most talked about game ever on Twitter

Brazil's humiliating loss to Germany in last night's World Cup semi-final was the most talked about individual sports game ever on Twitter.

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35.6 million Tweets during #BRA vs. #GER, making it the most-discussed single sports game ever on Twitter #WorldCup http://t.co/mnS0CCA7IA

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Read: How the internet reacted to Brazil's World Cup humiliation

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Twitter 'allows people to behave as one for a moment'

Twitter is the only technology which allows large groups of people to "behave as one for a moment," according to one of the co-founders of the micro-blogging site.

Biz Stone told Good Morning Britain about the first time he realised Twitter had become a phenomenon - a man tweeted a recommendation for another bar after he had become fed up with the noise in the pub he was sitting in.

"He sent out a tweet recommending another pub and he sent that to his followers. They thought it was a good idea and so they sent it and so forth. In the eight minutes it took him to walk to that pub it had completely filled to capacity and there was a line around the block!"

Twitter users told to log out of TweetDeck after bug

Twitter has urged users to log out of their TweetDeck service after it was hit by a bug which caused a random surge of retweets across a large number of accounts.

They tweeted the statements below.

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A security issue that affected TweetDeck this morning has been fixed. Please log out of TweetDeck and log back in to fully apply the fix.

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We've temporarily taken TweetDeck services down to assess today's earlier security issue. We'll update when services are back up.

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