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World Cup Mania: Facebook Launches Trending Hub For World Cup, Twitter Reveals Hashflags

World’s largest social network, Facebook, announced a world cup hub,Trending World Cup, for the biggest sporting event.

“For this year’s World Cup, we want to give people one great place to experience the action in real time. Today we are launching Trending World Cup, a dedicated hub for fans on Facebook to follow the tournament as it unfolds,” said Facebook.

The hub keeps Facebook users updated on the latest scores and highlights from matches. It also includes an interactive feed that shows posts from friends, players and teams. For good measure there is also an interactive map that shows where fans of some of the top players are located around the world.

During the course of the tournament you will also find updates from the social network’s official “official” — the Ref.

According to Facebook the Ref’s page will provide football fans with some very colorful commentary and updates about the matches as they occur.

Users can get to the hub by clicking on “World Cup” in the Trending section on the right-hand side of their News Feed. If your friends share that they are watching a specific match, you can also get to Trending World Cup by clicking on their post.

Twitter will also be signing on to the World Cup buzz by introducing new features such as the one that new users signing up the ability to choose their team’s flag as their profile image. There will also be dedicated timelines, which pull together tweets from major sources on the games.

Users will able to access one major timeline just by looking for #worldcup, and from there, find links to all teams’ accounts and scoreboards for each game. There are also custom timelines for each individual match too, for users who want to follow along even more closely. Finally, Twitter’s bringing back what it calls Hashflags: when you hashtag a three-letter country code, such as #FRA or #GER, the country’s flag will appear as an image right beside it.

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