My previous post was “Facebook World Cup 2010 Be Part Of The Action” Now it’s Twitter time “Twitter World Cup 2010 Be Part Of The Action”…
For Both Twitter and Football lovers here are a few tips for how to follow the World Cup on Twitter complete with a list of who you should be following to stay informed on the games, news, and goings on in South Africa.
1) World Cup 2010 “What’s Happing” Have you noticed the small football icon at the top right of your twitter home page or at Twitter login page..Did you click it??? If not do it and be updated with The World Cup 2010 News and Top Tweets 😉
2) Hashtags and Searches
Here some Hashtags which are very useful:
#worldcup: it seems to be the largest tag by volume of tweets, but #wc2010 is also doing the rounds, also #2010worldcup. Don’t forget, however, that the World Cup is a global event, so different languages also should be considered. In Spanish, World Cup is “Copa Mundial,” in French it’s “Coupe du Monde,” and so on.
Other tags have, of course, sprung up around teams. #England used for England team, while United States team can be found under the tag #USMNT.
Use save a search on Twitter To quickly access a stream of tweets containing a certain hashtag, so that the results are just a click away from your home page — and the search can be easily removed after it’s no longer relevant.
Follow ready-made lists. There’s a Top Tweets account direct from Twitter that algorithmically selects the “top tweets” about the World Cup. Simply follow the list and then you can unfollow it after the final.
While if you’re just interested in the big headlines, TweetMeme’s World Cup 2010 aggregated feed of popular tweets might be of interest.
4) World Cup News Sources on Twitter
Finally, here a great list where you’ll find the news you are looking for:
2010 FIFA World Cup – “The Twitter page of the 2010 Organizing Committee.” News and updates.
SA2010 World Cup – “Official 2010 FIFA World Cup South African Government website with all the information you need!” News, personal updates and commentary.
FIFAWorldCupTM – “The FIFA soccer world cup tweets. All the latest FIFA news and information on the 2010 soccer world cup.” Updates, human interest, emphasis on players and coaches.
TheFA.com – “The official website for the England Football Team and The FA Cup.” Updates on England players and live Tweets from England matches.
US Soccer – “U.S. Soccer: the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.” Inside look at the US team, players and matches.
CNN World Cup – “All the latest news on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa from CNN International.” News and match scores culled from CNN reporters.
Telegraph World Cup – “World Cup 2010 news, analysis, pictures and video from Telegraph.co.uk” Links back to stories posted by The Telegraph.
NY Times Goal – “The New York Times Soccer Blog reports on the international game and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.” Live updates and links back to New York Times stories.
AP World Cup – “Join the conversation as @AP covers the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.” News, match scores and brief commentary.
BBC World Cup – “A feed dedicated to World Cup headlines from the BBC website.” Links back to BBC.
Sports Illustrated Soccer – “Soccer, World Cup coverage from Sports Illustrated and SI.com writers and photographers.” Player news and general features.
The Sun World Cup – “Follow all the latest news on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with The Sun.” Mostly England updates and news, general match coverage.
Four Four Two – “Humorous but wholehearted, polished but readable, substantial but accessible, it’s football’s most insightful brand – with added F.U.N.” Quirky and off-beat updates, general news.
Fox Soccer News – “FOXSoccer.com headlines.” Links back to Fox Soccer.
World Cup Scores – “Live 2010 world cup soccer scores.” Match scores and live updates.
World Cup 2010 – With upcoming matches, top tweets, staff picks, media and individual feeds for eatch match, this account is a great one-stop shop.
UnivisionFutbol – “Univision Soccer World Cup: The last news, interviews, goal videos and exclusive photos from the South Africa 2010 World Cup.” Live tweets and general updates in Spanish.
Enjoy the Cup and If You Have Other Tips Please Add Them In The Comment Section.
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