Texting volume during World Cup matches

Jun 29, 2010

I love how major sporting events can captivate an entire country or region, especially when there’s the data to show the collective pulse. We saw it during the Canada-United States hockey gold medal match. Everyone flushed together. Similarly, O2, a UK mobile service provider, shows us texting volume during the World Cup and highlights the points of interest. England scores a goal and there’s a flood of text messages. Goooal.

They’ve got post-game too. There’s a burst of messages after Rooney’s rant:

Check out the full PDF versions: England vs USA, England vs Algeria, and England vs Slovenia.

Update. Here are the time series versions: England vs USA, England vs Algeria, and England vs Slovenia

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