Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram battle for fans
by Paul Kennedy, June 10th, 2014 9:39PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  soccer business, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[SOCIAL MEDIA WATCH]Forget Brazil vs. Argentina. Or Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo. Or adidas vs. Nike. One of the biggest World Cup battles will be on the digital front as giants like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram try to capitalize on the huge and growing interest of soccer fans on social media.

Soccer America on Twitter:
Soccer America (@SoccerAmerica)
Paul Kennedy (@pkedit)
Ridge Mahoney (@ridgemax)
Mike Woitalla(@MikeWoitalla)

The heart the battle is for that conversation fans have during games about their favorite teams and players.
The Associated Press reported that nearly 40 percent of Facebook's 1.28 billion users are soccer fans. Facebook has added "Trending World Cup" as its World Cup hub for fans to post and check up on World Cup news.

Twitter is using ''hashflags" -- users who tweet three-letter country codes such as #USA, or #BRA for Brazil, will have the country's flag appear in their tweet -- to quantify it ''World Cup of tweets.''

U.S. Journalists on Twitter:
Kevin Baxter-Los Angeles Times (@kbaxter11)
Sam Borden-New York Times (@SamBorden)
Jeff Carlisle-ESPN FC (@JeffreyCarlisle)
Nick Firchau-
MLSSoccer.com (@nickfirchau)
Ives Galarcep-Soccer by Ives (@SoccerByIves)
Steven Goff-Washington Post (@SoccerInsider)
Michelle Kaufman-Miami Herald (@kaufsports)
Leander Schaerlaeckens-Fox Sports (@LeanderOnFOX)
Brian Straus-Sports Illustrated (@BrianStraus)
Grant Wahl-Sports Illustrated (@GrantWahl)
Kelly Whiteside-USA Today (@KellyWhiteside)
Andrew Wiebe-
MLSSoccer.com (@andrew_wiebe)
Mark Zeigler-San Diego Union Tribune (@sdutzeigler)

The newest frontier is Instagram, where FIFA launched its own page on Monday and already has more than 37,000 followers. Thirteen national teams -- including Iran -- have pages on Instagram.

Instagram Team Pages:
USA @ussoccer
Australia@hesocceroos
Brazil @cbf_futebol
Chile @ANFPChile
Colombia @fcfseleccioncol
Ecuador @fefecuador
France @equipedefrance
Germany @dfb_team
Iran @teammeliiran
Italy@vivoazzurro
Netherlands @onsoranje
Spain @sefutbol
Uruguay @aufoficial


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Guzan leaves Villa for Middlesbrough    
Brad Guzan will remain the English Premier League, but he might not start, putting him in ...
MLS Moves: Fire ships Igboananike to D.C.    
In a move that signals a continued roster purge that began with the arrival of new ...
What They're Saying: Chuba Akpom    
"I was playing against players I played with on FIFA when I was younger  -- [Didier] ...
MLS All-Star Game: Red rules the day    
The team that calls Avaya Stadium home usually wears blue, but red turned out to be ...
MLS Expansion: Atlanta's Villalba and Jones off on loan    
MLS expansion team Atlanta United FC has sent its two big signings on loan until it ...
Crowd Count: ICC match draws 86,641 fans in Columbus    
The International Champions Cup match between Paris St. Germain and Real Madrid at Ohio Stadium in ...
MLS Expansion: All signs point to Minnesota in 2017    
Atlanta United FC is the only MLS expansion team confirmed for 2017, but MLS commissioner Don ...
MLS Countdown: ASG absentee Ridgewell out Sunday    
A new MLS rule intended to keep players from skipping out on the All-Star Game means ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klopp    
"If you bring one player in for 100 pounds ($130 million) and he gets injured, then ...
U.S. Abroad: Brooks returns to action in Hertha win    
John Brooks became the first of the Americans who played at the 2016 Copa Centenario to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives