Twitter during key World Cup matches can feel like a one-subject feed, to the delight of fans and the dismay of the soccer agnostic. And now we have a very good visual testament to that fact. Simon Rogers, Twitter’s new data editor, has created a beautiful visualization of all Twitter activity across the globe during the group stages, which started two weeks ago and ended yesterday.
Here are some highlights:
This is Twitter activity during the first game, Brazil versus Croatia.
This is Europe during Germany’s 4-0 demolition of Portugal.
This is during the 2-2 draw between the US and Portugal.
And here’s the Middle East and South Asia during Iran-Argentina.
- The Obama administration, which has been notoriously secretive about its drone policy, said drone strikes have killed up to 116 civilians.
- Nearly 70,000 people convicted of felonies but now on probation or parole are suing Louisiana for the right to vote.
- Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she'll accept FBI recommendations in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email servers.