Ukraine’s win sets new Eurovision tweets-per-minute record

The Twittersphere was alive with the sound of the Eurovision result


More than 7 million tweets were posted during last night’s Eurovision and in the moments after Ukraine was announced as 2016’s champ, a new tweets-per-minute record was set for the singing contest. 


A peak of 72,915 tweets were sent per minute globally, smashing the previous record of 48,461 tweets-per-minute in 2015. 

Special guest star Justin Timberlake sent waves on the social media site, too. His appearance earned 32,000 tweets-per-minute as he gave advice to the contestants and performed his own new music. 

Meanwhile, Australia’s hashtag ‘#Aus’ was the most used of the night, followed by Poland (#Pol) and Russia (#Rus). Great Britain’s ‘#Gbr’ was the fifth most popular of the night. 


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