A month ago Kwwika, a real-time data streaming service provider annonced a competition to build a mash up that uses their World Cup 2010 Twitter streams. I’ve decided to enter the competition and visualize the stream of tweets in a fun and engaging way. As the competition closed on 11th July, my entry was selected as one of the winners!
My entry, Tweet For Your Team shows the tweets of the two teams simultaneously. It measures the live intensity of the tweets (how many are written per minute for each team) and also analyzes their mood by matching keywords and using simple rules to decide whether a tweet carries positive or negative emotions for the team.
The entry also allows visitors to get involved and cheer for or against their team with a single click sending a shout visible to other users off the application. See this post on further details on the application functionality.
Winners of the competition were announced just before the World Cup 2010 final and I was happy to see my entry being selected one of the two winners. As the judging panel wrote in their summary:
“Gergely created a really engaging application that you could easily sit and watch and interact with during any live World Cup match.” And “The performance of the application is really impressive considering tweet rates for Spain alone have been seen to hit 3500 tweets per minute.”
You can read more about the application in the following previous posts:
- World Cup 2010 Real Time Twitter Mashup
- Cheer For Your Team With a Click on TweetForYourTeam.com!
- Video on how TweetForYourTeam works
And of course you can see it in action at TweetForYourTeam.com!