Sports fans have spent the week furtively watching the World Cup during the workday and staying up late to watch the N.B.A. playoffs. They have also been logging on to Twitter.
Despite the serious technical problems that Twitter had during the week, which caused long periods of downtime, three World Cup goals broke the all-time record for the number of Twitter posts written per second, Twitter reported. And those records were quickly shattered Thursday night, after the Lakers won the final game of the N.B.A. playoffs.