12 World Cup Tweeps You #MustFollow

Yesterday, we reviewed 4 of the coolest World Cup Facebook applications, today is Twitter’s turn.

Twitter is certainly jumping on the World Cup bandwagon, they even added a new theme to celebrate the occasion. You can add it by going to Settings > Design, and choosing the “South Africa 2010″ theme. But Twitter will certainly be an important source of updates for the world cup to the extent that some teams like Spanish and the Dutch have banned their players from using it.

A further proof was provided on how the selection of Robbie Findley to the US soccer team instantly became a trending topic on Twitter, even though the whole thing is a surprise it wasn’t a big deal at all.

Twitter's World Cup 2010 Africa Design

Twitter's World Cup 2010 Africa Design

So here are the main Tweeps that you should be adding to your live stream.

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The Coolest World Cup Apps on Facebook

The world cup is certainly an unparalleled event in the world of sports, or the entire world for that matter. FIFA World Cup™ expects that 28 billion cumulative viewers will be watching the World Cup this year, that’s about 5 times more than the entire world population and certainly dwarfs the ratings of the of the Super Bowl.

This is also the first year that social media will play a central role in the coverage of the event and since this is the world’s most favorite sport, people have great expectations from the way social media sites will be utilized during this campaign.

Here, at Thoughtpick, we realize that there is an overwhelming amount of campaigns, apps, profiles, and pages dedicated to this event so we “thought” to dedicate this space to highlight the main ones that are going on right now.

Goal! Leaderboard on Facebook

Buzz: 1,194,000+ Fans

Support your team

The Goal!Leaderboard application has the prospect of causing World Cup fans to go to war with each other. The application is based on the idea of finding out which of the 32 World Cup teams has the most passionate fans. People will express their support for their team by clicking the “like” button on it. Currently, Chile is leading the pack with 406,000+ with the Italians on their trail with 396,000+.

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