Showing posts with label FIfa World Cup 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FIfa World Cup 2010. Show all posts

Friday, July 9, 2010

Video: Pulpo Paul the Psychic Octopus predicts Spain over Holland.

It's Spain! Oracle Paul the Psychic Octopus predicts Spain will beat Holland and win the World Cup. The world-famous octopus could be seen sitting on a tank marked with a Spanish flag for only a few minutes before grabbing out a mussel and devouring it, while completely ignoring the Dutch tank indicating a Spanish victory in Sunday's final match in the World Cup. Paul correctly predicted Germany's wins over Argentina, England, Australia and Ghana and the country's loss to Spain and Serbia.

Pulpo Paul is now trending on Twitter and not surprisingly pushed onto the trending topics by Spanish people. If Paul proves himself to be right, the Oracle who is already world famous and has a following of his own will truly go down into the annals of world cup history.

 It also needs to be noted that Paul will not be grilled or put onto the Sushi Menu because of his predictions back home in Germany. Spanish Fans have also vowed to protect him. 

"That was fast -- it looks like a clear-cut victory for Spain," said Tanja Munzig, spokeswoman for Sea Life in Oberhausen. She was surprised by his speed in picking Spain. For some matches it took Paul 70 minutes to decide.

Reaction in Spain was swift, with the country's biggest selling sports daily website running the headline: "The octopus Paul makes us champions".

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cristiano Ronaldo On Twitter Says he is now Proud Father of a Baby Boy

Cristiano Ronaldo who joined Twitter on June 15th 2010 has been busy updating his Twitter Page. He already has 294,096 followers. Captain of the Portuguese Football team his team was eliminated from the world cup after they lost against Spain 1-0 in the round of 16.

The following messages was posted via a link on Twitter

It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy. As agreed with the baby's mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship. No further information will be provided on this subject and I request everyone to fully respect my right to privacy (and that of the child) at least on issues as personal as these are.

Millions of Hearts are now going to be broken after this latest announcement via Twitter.

Follow Cristiano on Twitter. You can also visit his website.

[Image Courtesy Cristiano Ronaldo via Twitpic]

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Why Mick Jagger is Trending today on Twitter

Mick Jagger is now a trending topic on Twitter and for a very unusual reason. Mick Jagger is the vocalist of the Rolling Stones, his appearance among the World Cup spectators is believed to have jinxed the English, American & Brazilian teams (even though he attended games where these teams won).

The 4 teams today will be hoping that Mick Jagger doesn't support them. He rooted for USA v GHA , ENG v GER and BRA v NED . All 3 lost.

Now says one Twitter users all four teams who are to play today in the semi finals of the FIFA World Cup 2010, will be hoping Mick Jagger will not be rooting for them.

Mick Jagger if he sees this on Twitter must be at a loss for words. Everyone off course will be waiting to see who Mick Jagger will be supporting today. What do you think?. Is Mick Jagger's presence dangerous to the teams he supports.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Twitter launches a brand new World Cup 2010 page

If you are following the world cup on Twitter. You will notice a tiny little football beside all those world cup hashtags. If you click on it you are taken to a special page that has been launched specially by Twitter to help you follow the world cup properly. After all Twitter is the place to find news and the latest happenings. It comes as no surprise then that twitter is the place to follow the world cup online. 

There are two columns on the page. The left column has all the top tweets related to the world cup while the right column has a list of all the matches to be played. If you click on view match you get to read all that people are saying about that match in real-time.  

On the top header of the page there is a list of all the flags. Clicking on one of these flags allows you to see what people are saying about that country on Twitter in regards to the world cup.

Below are a few definitions that will help you follows their page with more clarity. 

Click here to access the Twitter World Cup Page

Top Tweets ›

Top Tweets algorithmically selects the most interesting tweets about the World Cup.

Staff Picks ›

Find and follow our favorite players, clubs and news sources for the World Cup.

Twitter Media ›

Learn about the media opportunity around the World Cup and how Twitter can help.

Join the conversation ›

Sign up and share your passion for the World Cup 140 characters at a time.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Video: The Vatican reveals the Pope's its favorites for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Just hours before the start of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the Osservatore Romano has revealed the Vatican's picks for favorites in the competition. Despite being German, the Pope's official bets are on Spain, Brazil, Argentina or England to be world champions.

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Google's Doodle for the Fifa World Cup 2010

Anyone opening Google is greeted with their New Doodle. Clicking on it gives you all the latest happenings. To stay connected and find all the latest info on the world cup simply click on the Doodle. To find links to images videos latest from Fifa, match schedules and just about everything. There is also a real strip pulling info from Twitter, Blogs and other social media sites in real-time. Including a strip showing you the hottest search in regards to world cup during the3 past hour.

One of the hottest searches is "espn world cup schedule"

Just about everybody is getting their TV schedule right so as not to miss the opening or the first match.

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How to follow the World Cup 2010 on Twitter and Google

With barely hours left to go before the first match kicks off. Social Media has provided you a way to follow all the excitement even if you are not seated in front of the TV. You can be undated with schedule venues and news with widgets provided by Social Media. 

Google has released a gadget that can be added to your iGoogle home page which brings you all the news, match trimming and all other updates in real-time.  

To add the iGoogle widget please click the link below.

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

 - Add to iGoogle

Kickoff Today! First matches:

South Africavs.Mexico-11 Jun 4:00pm
Uruguayvs.France-11 Jun 8:30pm

* All times are South Africa Time

To follow the world cup on Twitter we had grouped together these links found below to make you job easier.

The most popular hashtags on Twitter right now to follow the world cup are #worldcup, #Fifa World Cup.

Here is a list provided by Mashable to follow the Fifa World Cup 2010 on Twitter. 

2010 FIFA World Cup – “The Twitter page of the 2010 Organizing Committee.” Newsnews and updates.

SA2010 World Cup – “Official 2010 FIFA World Cup South African Government website with all the information you need!” News, personal updates and commentary.

FIFAWorldCupTM – “The FIFA soccer world cup tweets. All the latest FIFA news and information on the 2010 soccer world cup.” Updates, human interest, emphasis on players and coaches. – “The official website for the England Football Team and The FA Cup.” Updates on England players and live Tweets from England matches.

US Soccer – “U.S. Soccer: the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States.” Inside look at the US team, players and matches.

CNN World Cup – “All the latest news on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa from CNN International.” News and match scores culled from CNN reporters.

Telegraph World Cup – “World Cup 2010 news, analysis, pictures and video from” Links back to stories posted by The Telegraph.

NY Times Goal – “The New York Times Soccer Blog reports on the international game and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.” Live updates and links back to New York Times stories.

AP World Cup – “Join the conversation as @AP covers the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.” News, match scores and brief commentary.

BBC World Cup – “A feed dedicated to World Cup headlines from the BBC website.” Links back to BBC.

Sports Illustrated Soccer – “Soccer, World Cup coverage from Sports Illustrated and writers and photographers.” Player news and general features.

The Sun World Cup – “Follow all the latest news on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with The Sun.” Mostly England updates and news, general match coverage.

Four Four Two – “Humorous but wholehearted, polished but readable, substantial but accessible, it’s football’s most insightful brand – with added F.U.N.” Quirky and off-beat updates, general news.

Fox Soccer News – “ headlines.” Links back to Fox Soccer.

World Cup Scores – “Live 2010 world cup soccer scores.” Match scores and live updates.

World Cup 2010 – With upcoming matches, top tweets, staff picks, media and individual feeds for eatch match, this account is a great one-stop shop.

UnivisionFutbol – “Univision Soccer World Cup: The last news, interviews, goal videos and exclusive photos from the South Africa 2010 World Cup.” Live tweets and general updates in Spanish.

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