Today marks the beginning of the men’s Olympic hockey tournament, which is always a fan favourite during the Winter Games. It’s definitely a favourite of ours around the Marketwired offices. Because of that, we wanted to keep an extra close eye on the tournament.
To do this, we decided to build a dashboard, powered by Sysomos, to see how the entire world was talking about The Quest For Hockey Gold.
Our Quest For Hockey Gold dashboard will be looking at which hockey players are being talked about the most in social media, which country teams are being talked about most and the countries that are making the most social noise about hockey.
To do so, we programmed Heartbeats, powered by Sysomos, to track every player and all 12 teams competing. From there, we combine the different Heartbeats via their API and feed the data into the real-time dashboard to visualize the top 12 in each category.
With men’s hockey being one of the most talked about event during the Winter Games, we expect The Quest For Hockey Gold dashboard to get pretty busy from February 12th when the tournament starts until the 22nd when the gold medal game is played.
But who takes the top spot in each category? We’ll just have to watch and see.