Whew! Day One of the World Cup is now behind us, and I wanted to take a moment to point y’all in a particularly awesome direction. The Guardian, one of my recommend sites from yesterday’s catch-all post, has a truly amazing Twitter mash-up that needs to be seen to be believed. What it does is analyze tweets that occur during a game, then it creates a dynamic chart that corresponds to said tweets.
For example, when South Africa scored the opening goal of the tournament, which is borderline poetic, Twitter blew up with tweets containing the word “goal.” Hence this screenshot.
An entire game’s worth of tweets takes about a minute to cycle through so consider this a fun, quick way to see how the Twitterverse reacts to each match.
Will Twitter survive the onslaught of “USA” tweets tomorrow? Now there’s a question!