Social Media Round-up: Week 4

(RNZ 2011) Tuesday 4 October 2011
 
Social Media Round-up: Week 4
This week's Social Media Award goes to the fans of Tonga. Congratulations!

Welcome to the quarter-finals! For this week's social media round up we recorded over 60,000 Tweets posted on Saturday night to discover some interesting statistics. Offline Auckland was swamped by men in kilts and Wellington was a sea of red as Tonga beat France in perhaps one of the most exciting upsets of the Tournament so far. We recorded all the action on Twitter from 4pm Saturday to 2am Sunday morning (NZ time). The matches played on Saturday night were Australia v Russia, France v Tonga and England v Scotland. So what does 60,000 tweets tagged with #RWC2011 tell us?

Oct 1 social media stats  

Since September 6 we've been tracking the total number of tweets with #RWC2011 and 'Rugby'

RWC2011 daily mentions The last weekend of pool play certainly got everyone excited. Tweets in Week 4 exceeded Week 3. Is this a sign of things to come? Stay tuned.

Team Twibbons


There are eight teams left to battle out the quarter-finals. You can show support for your team with a Twibbon. Twibbons are a simple image that overlays your Facebook or Twitter profile picture. Check out these fan profile pics for each of the quarter-final teams.


Twibbon Fans

Make sure you share your teams Twibbons with your friends. We'll report back next week with each team's Twibbons stats. Already New Zealand is leading the charge with over 1000 fans showing their support with a Twibbon.

Follow the steps via the links below to add the graphic over the top of your existing profile picture.



ARG ARGENTINA

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ARG AUSTRALIA

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ARG ENGLAND

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ARG FRANCE

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ARG IRELAND

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ARG NEW ZEALAND

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ARG SOUTH AFRICA

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ARG WALES

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Social Media Award

This week's Social Media Award goes to a team without an official Twitter or Facebook profile but their fans are prolific! Tongan Fans gave their team an awesome welcome at the airport and have been some of the most vocal at the matches and online More than 35,000 Tweets mentioned Tonga on September 9 for the opening match with New Zealand. There were more than 5,000 Tweets mentioning Tonga for each of their matches against Canada and Japan and more than 20,000 Tweets during their match against France. This week's Social Media Award goes to the fans of Tonga. Congratulations!  Tonga Social Media Award