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PARIS - Brazil's record defeat at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semi-final sent social networks into overdrive, with Twitter and Facebook beating previous marks of activity for sporting events. 

Germany's forward Miroslav Klose, right, scores during the semi-final match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 Fifa World Cup on July 8, 2014. (AFP photo)

A total of 35.6 million tweets were sent during the match on Tuesday that saw the Germans thrash Brazil 7-1 -- the host nation's worst loss in its 100-year footballing history.

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