FA Cup Final will see clash of the Twitter fans on ITV


FA Cup Final will see clash of the Twitter fans on ITV

Cliff Saran

Broadcaster ITV is integrating applications built around the Twitter micro blogging site to reflect the online 'noise' generated by the clash between Everton and Chelsea in the FA Cup Final on 30 May.

Twitterfall, a site which cascades comments made on Twitter, will be embedded into the football section of itv.com on the day of the game, allowing fans to see 'tweets' about the match as it progresses.

thruSITES, a specialist in building software for online communities, will enable fans to see which of the players is generating the most chatter on Twitter. The players' names and faces will appear alongside bars which will move up and down to reflect the buzz around players during the game. The tool will be available after the match so that fans can scrub along a timeline to see which players caused a buzz at crucial moments.

Fans will also be able to submit their thoughts using web-based audio comment service AudioBoo. The application will allow iPhone users to submit their comments to the site for other fans to hear.

The Twitter feed will be available on a special FA Cup Buzz page from around 1pm on 30 May.

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