Twitter, One Goal and 23 LanguagesPosted: July 16, 2010
With minutes remaining in extra time, Andrés Iniesta’s goal was all Spain needed to earn its first ever World Cup trophy.
It was a moment we were all watching together, and thanks to some global, digital channels like Twitter, it’s a moment that encapsulates how different this year’s World Cup truly was from those in the past.
It didn’t just unite us, it was a joyous explosion that came from every corner of the world. According to Twitter’s World Cup wrap-up post, that moment bounced around the cyber world in 23 different languages from 81 different countries. Check out this sweet Wordle released by Twitter for Tweets that were sent when Iniesta’s ball hit the back of the net:
We’ll see you in 2014. Man, I’ll miss the World Cup.