World Cup fever has certainly made it to Twitter as they have introduced lots of new features and pages for the football tournament in Brazil.
Following the popularity of “hashflags” at the 2010 World Cup, Twiter have reintroduced them for the 2014 competition. If you send a Tweet with the three letter hashtag of one of the countries competing in the tournament, the corresponding country’s flag will appear next to the hashtag!
So for example, England’s hashtag is #ENG. Spain’s is #ESP. Germany’s is #GER etc. The World Cup hashtag also takes Twitter users to a special page containing World Cup tweets, photos, videos, match scores and links to all games and official team accounts.
What Twitter have done is create a centre of information and discussion for all World Cup fans allowing all news stories, scores and live updates to be accessed in one place. With the tournament being played in Brazil, the time difference means that some games may be difficult to watch for some fans. Twitter has made following all the action so much easier.