Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Football Fandom Map
Last year the New York Times had a lot of success with a series of maps visualizing sports fans based on Facebook 'likes'. First it released a Map of the Baseball Nation. It followed this by Mapping the Basketball Nation. Then it got around to football with the College Football Fan Map.
Where Facebook has 'likes' Twitter has followers. So Twitter has decided to create its own sports fan map of football teams in the UK's Premier League. The map shows the geographical spread of followers of each of the official Twitter accounts for each Premier League team. Using the Premier League Follower Map it is possible to select each of the individual Premier League teams and view where their Twitter followers are based around the world.