|World Cup Fever–Catch It!|
And while some client applications give users the ability to “mute” or filter out tweets containing certain hashtags, there are almost as many hashtags for the tournament as there are fans. Not only that, but many times people get so excited, they forget to use any tags at all! In short, if one wanted to bury his head in the sand (yes, I still use the ancient convention of male pronouns for unknown-sex individuals) and not see any tweets related to the FIFA World Cup, he would need to avoid Twitter entirely until it’s over.
The disdain some have for the game has led to some amusing tweets, though. For instance:
Today in the world's most popular sport, Iran and Nigeria played to a 0-0 tie. People ACTUALLY take off work for this snooze fest of a game.Or this:
— Dan Joseph (@DanJoseph78) June 16, 2014
This —> @irishspy: @wayward_okie It would be much more exciting if random balls contained plastic explosives.Your humble blogger is content to watch the happenings of the tournament via Twitter, and listen to the guys a couple cubes over as they talk about their streams and why one is nearly a full minute behind the other. What’s up with that, ESPN?
— ●|||||||● SUSAN (@wayward_okie) June 18, 2014
Go Team USA! (I guess. sigh)