Twitter has put together a whole live social conversation to track the most popular sporting tournament in the world, with features amazingly designed and dedicated to the World Cup, such as hashflags, World Cup timeline, and matches timeline.
Hashflags: they existed in 2010’s World Cup and are back this year. When you hashtag a three-letter country abbreviation, for example #FRA or #GER, the country’s flag will appear as an image right beside it, after the text.
World Cup timeline: a whole section of tweets, photos, and videos related to the World Cup from people in your network, from national football teams, players, coaches, press, fans in the stadiums, celebrities and more.
Match timeline: tweets, photos, videos about the latest goals, saves, and more of certain live matches, again from people in your network, teams, players, coaches, etc.
And for the ones who are new to the whole Twitter thing…
After you sign up to this social network, you can select the team you’re supporting, as well as choose from a number of profile and Twitter header photos that represent your country.
Pretty good, huh?