FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010
Twitter World Cup 2010
FIFA World Cup is the largest sporting event in the world, and soccer is the most beautiful game. The party has started today in South Africa, and tweeples in the twitterverse are already tweeting about the games. Twitter trends show that #worldcup and related terms are already hot topics.
Twitter staff member, jennadawn tweeted: Seems like all the top trends are revolving around the #worldcup. The fever is spreading!
Twitter has joined the world cup party, and adding little images (0.56cm x 0.56cm) of soccer balls to #worldcup hash tags and flags to the tags for each participating country like #alg (for Algeria) and #usa (for United States). The cool little trick Twitter is calling hashflags appear to be a hit with users. Any user who tweets with the relevant #tag of a member nation, such as #bra, then a miniature version of Brazil’s flag will appear next to the #tag in his tweets, and a soccer ball will appear next to #worldcup.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote on the company’s official blog yesterday:
The micro-blogging site Twitter has released a special mini website dedicated to FIFA World Cup fans to capture the spirit of the World Cup using live widgets, real-time search, and popular live tweets about the event.
Twitter FIFA World Cup 2010
Fans have a unique opportunity to connect with players, teams from 32 participating countries, and brands using Twitter to join any matches in progress in a new way.
To visit the page of any country participating in FIFA World Cup, just click its flag icon.
Here is a link for Algeria: http://twitter.com/worldcup/alg< (replace the country tag for your country).
The page will give you for that country live tweets from fans, and schedule of matches – previous match, current match, and upcoming matches.
If you want to see the live tweets from fans of 2 countries in a match, here is a quick link for upcoming match between Algeria and Slovenia (once again replace the country codes of your group’s teams):
Or you could use the next and previous buttons on the page till you reach your desired match.
Click on the Share this on Twitter button, and tweet your message:
For the benefit of our blog’s readers, we are providing you a list of all the World Cup image tags (#flags). When you want to insert the flag of a participating country in your tweet, you have to use #alg for Algeria, #hon for Honduras, and #usa for United States.
World Cup 2010 Twitter Images Hashflags (#flags)
We have build up the entire list that you may not find elsewhere. You may tweet the following message on twitter, and spread it on other social media networks as well. Thanks!
Tweeples are tweeting about the new features. One of them even pointed out that Australia is misspelled as Austrailia. No problem, her own spelling of misspelled in her tweet was also incorrect! We all make mistakes, twitter is no exception.
OH FFS. @twitter has mispelled Australia on their official World Cup site: http://twitter.com/worldcup/aus
You know hashtags, but hashflags? Twitter introduces new #WorldCup features http://on.wsj.com/902NyZ Next game: #URU vs. #FRA
RT @iwantmedia: Twitter posts special page for World Cup tweets, adds images of soccer balls to hash tags for #worldcup http://bit.ly/bqeR5L
Watching the World Cup unfold on Twitter at http://twitter.com/worldcup/worldcup
You may also join @toptweets_wc (Top Tweets World Cup). Top Tweets algorithmically selects and retweets some of the most interesting tweets about the World Cup.
A place to follow World Cup tweets: tweetBeat
Twitter staff members are also providing a list of favorite players, clubs and news sources to follow for the World Cup updates during the tournament.