6 Scientific Reasons Social Networks Are Bad For Society – [Cracked]
Women’s World Cup Final Sets Tweets Per Second Record – [Mashable]
The FIFA Women’s World Cup set two new records for number of tweets sent per second on Sunday.
The final game, between USA and Japan, set the new all-time high with 7,196 per second at the end of the game. The Paraguay vs. Brazil game is the new number-two spot with 7,166 tweets per second, according to a tweet sent by @Twitter.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Has Biggest Opening Ever – [/Film]
The finale of the globally beloved film series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” earned a stunning $168.5 million at the domestic box office, which not only is the biggest Harry Potter opening weekend but also obliterated the industry’s opening weekend record, including holiday weekends. Among the other records broken were single-day box office (Friday at $92.1 million), Friday box office, and opening day box office.
Opening day-and-date in 59 territories, the international box office take was a staggering $307 million, making it the biggest international weekend of all time. Led by record-breaking grosses in the UK ($36.6 million) and Australia ($26.7 million), all markets have performed exceedingly well, including Germany ($25.7 million), France ($23.9 million) and Japan ($21.5 million).
Women’s World Cup: 2011 (Photos) – [In Focus]