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Twitter has released an analysis of activity on the social network during the overtime shootout period in last week’s World Cup match between Brazil and Chile. The pattern, which Twitter claims has repeated itself through every overtime shootout, is pretty interesting: people tweet like crazy leading up to the kick, watch intently (and with hands off keyboards) as the player gets ready and finally kicks, and then tweet like crazy again after the kick scores or misses. Seeing this phenomenon visualized is a small window into the relationships between our eyes, fingers, televisions and computer screens during big events.

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  1. “Overtime shootout period”? What game were you watching?

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    1. JenniferDawn Monday, July 7, 2014

      apparently, the Brazil-Chile game.

      So sad, people can’t read, yet feel the need to comment…

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  2. I bet if you compared that that chart to the noise level in the stadium they’d show similar trends. The moment the player is taking the shot only one thing matters

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