The Group Play round of the FIFA World Cup is officially over and we’re about to head into the Round Of 16, also known as the Knock-Out Stage today.
The tournament has already been generating a ton of buzz from soccer (excuse us, football) fans from around the globe. While half of the teams that started the tournament have officially been eliminated, we don’t expect to see interest wane from global fans until a winner has been declared.
To help us show that, just in time for the start of the Round Of 16, we’re excited to launch our Sysomos Global #WorldCup Hashtag Tracker.
(Click on the dashboard image above to be taken to the real dashboard)
Starting today and running through the end of the World Cup on July 13th we invite you to watch our dashboard to see where the #WorldCup hashtag is being used in real-time.
Every time someone around the world sends a tweet that contains the #WorldCup hashtag our dashboard will capture that tweet and display a soccer ball blip on our global map corresponding with their location. This will give you an idea of just how many people from all corners of the world are watching the matches and joining in on the real time conversation.
And, just to add a bit of competition for fun, we’ll also be keeping a running tally on the righthand side of the dashboard of the countries who are using the #WorldCup hashtag the most.
So, please tweet along with every game and watch yours and millions of others’ tweets light up our dashboard. Also, every tweet you make with the #WorldCup hashtag will help your country to make it higher on our #WorldCup hashtag counter.
Which country is going to win the World Cup this year? Which country is going to be making the most noise on Twitter about the #WorldCup? Only time will tell, but we’ll be anxiously watching and waiting to find out.