So, we all know Google has the World Cup 2014 fever but behold, how football unites everyone! Everyone knows that social media will be the number one place for fans to talk, vent, cheer for their teams. And that’s why Facebook and Twitter have both been busy coming out with features that will make the World Cup experience all the more fun and simple for everyone to follow what’s happening.
Facebook has a feature which is an interactive map that displays where the top players come from. It shows even the city where the players are from and might be fun feature to mess around with. It has also launched Trending World Cup which allows a fan to get up to date with scores, news and posts from the teams and even the players themselves. What’s interesting about Trending World Cup is your own post or your friend’s post will appear in Trending World Cup as well. Also, fans will be able to share status updates with an emoticon made specially for ‘watching world cup’.
Twitter has gone over and above by giving sign up forms to those who make new accounts. What are these forms for? These twitter newbies will be able to choose their favorite team’s flag as their profile picture. On top of that, Twitter has made it’s timeline feature able to compile tweets on game from major sources, for example we might see ESPN on the list or even the national team’s own tweets. By searching for the hashtag #worldcup, you will be able to pull all the tweets on scoreboards and team’s accounts. Custom timelines are available for individual matches as well. Lastly, Twitter has decided that it’s time for the comeback of the Hashflags. The country’s flag will appear when you hashtag the three letter word for the respective country e.g. #GER