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.
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