Twitter's World Cup Data Is Fascinating

Tuesday June 17th, 2014


Twitter has been collecting tweet data throughout the World Cup, and it is fascinating.

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During last night's game against Ghana, quite a few interesting trends emerged. Perhaps the most mindblowing was this interactive map that tracked tweets throughout the match (there were 4.9 million tweets total):

There was also data about the most-mentioned players:

But if you don't care about America's miracle victory over Ghana, Twitter Data still has you covered. They also tracked data from the Germany-Portugal game:

They'll be tracking data throughout the rest of the World Cup, so follow @TwitterData to keep up.

Man. Twitter Data makes me with I'd paid more attention in my high school statistics class.

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