During sporting events, Twitter mirrors the roar of the crowd. This is especially true during big events like the European Football Championship, which has ignited a global conversation around soccer. Below is a visualization of support for #France (in blue) and #England (in red) during their #Euro2012 match on June 11. On that day, people tweeted from 160 different countries about the game.
|Visualization by @miguelrios|
To bring fans closer to this conversation as it unfolds during the final stages of the Euros, Twitter will have a special page located at twitter.com/#Euro2012. You’ll find the best and most relevant Tweets from commentators, broadcasters, journalists, players, former players and lots more who share their thoughts, expertise and emotional reactions as they’re watching the games.
Whether you’re glued to the action on TV or you’re trying to find a new way to experience the matches, the #Euro2012 page will give you an experience customized to each match. We’ll be kicking off today with the Germany and Greece quarter-final, which you can watch on ESPN at 2:45pm ET / 11:45am PT.
-Omid Ashtari, Twitter Sports & Entertainment Team (@omid)