How Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare are joining the World Cup fiesta

Today is World Cup 2010 kick-off. And today’s most popular social networks – Facebook, Twitter, Facebook – are joining the fiesta. I’ve listed here, in order of interestingness:

1. Twitter

The microblogging social network launches a dedicated World Cup 2010 page to make it easier for people to follow #WorldCup conversations on Twitter. You can Live Tweets about each match. It also features Top Tweets, which are “algorithmically selects and retweets some of the most interesting tweets about the World Cup.”

2. Foursquare

The location-based social network partners with CNN to offer World Cup 2010 badge. People in the 32 World Cup countries can earn the badge by checking in to viewing venues. Those attending matches in South Africa can earn “South Africa Explorer” badge.

Fans in World Cup countries can earn this Super Fan badge:

3. Facebook

Sports on Facebook was launched on May 12 2010. Fans can vote for their favorite country teams. Facebook calculates Passion Index for each team – total number of Likes received by the country’s team divided by the country’s Internet population.

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