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article imageTwitter announces visualization coverage for Sochi Olympics

By Michael Krebs     Feb 8, 2014 in Internet
As the 2014 Olympic games kick off in Sochi this weekend, Twitter has launched a series of methods for visualizing the Olympics across the social media platform.
With the broad spectrum of news coming out of the Olympic games in Sochi, Twitter (TWTR) has decided to launch a number of visualization tools to help showcase the games through the micro-blogging platform.
The company announced the visualization initiatives on Friday through the official Twitter blog.
"From the opening ceremony to the final medal count, #Sochi2014 games will dominate the Twitter conversation," Simon Rogers of Twitter's data team wrote. "How can you see and interact with millions of Tweets — the athletes, audience and experts tweeting about every win and medal?"
One solution to visualizing relevant Sochi tweet activity is through an interactive infographic map that highlights global tweets by nation. Another series explores a day-by-day photography collage of Sochi events as they unfold.
In the company's first earnings call on Wednesday, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced plans to enrich the user experience on the social media platform. The Sochi data visualizations offer some examples on the steps Twitter is taking in this regard.
The Sochi Olympic game results can also be found on dedicated Twitter handles. Follow @TwitterSports and @TwitterData for real-time Olympic coverage and activity.
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