Top 10 ways to follow the World Cup online

Tech | IBNLive.com | June 11, 2010, 5:29 pm
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 The World Cup is here and like most fans you too don't want to miss a thing. The big difference between Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010 is the spread of social networking websites. When Zinedine Zidane headbutted Marco Materazzi, we couldn't frantically
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The World Cup is here and like most fans you too don't want to miss a thing. The big difference between Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010 is the spread of social networking websites. When Zinedine Zidane headbutted Marco Materazzi, we couldn't frantically "like" or "retweet".

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 While Facebook was around, it was not open to everyone and Twitter released almost a week after Fabio Cannavaro lifted the 6.175 kg gold trophy.
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While Facebook was around, it was not open to everyone and Twitter released almost a week after Fabio Cannavaro lifted the 6.175 kg gold trophy.

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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-769939" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/03.jpg" alt="This World Cup is going to be an entirely different experience on the online world as in the last four years the Internet and the things that we do there has just got bigger and better.

To make the World Cup experience even more fulfilling, here are 10 cool ways to follow the action right here on your web browser." /> This World Cup is going to be an entirely different experience on the online world as in the last four years the Internet and the things that we do there has just got bigger and better.

To make the World Cup experience even more fulfilling, here are 10 cool ways to follow the action right here on your web browser.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_769939"]<img class="size-full wp-image-769939" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/03.jpg" alt="This World Cup is going to be an entirely different experience on the online world as in the last four years the Internet and the things that we do there has just got bigger and better.

To make the World Cup experience even more fulfilling, here are 10 cool ways to follow the action right here on your web browser." />
This World Cup is going to be an entirely different experience on the online world as in the last four years the Internet and the things that we do there has just got bigger and better.

To make the World Cup experience even more fulfilling, here are 10 cool ways to follow the action right here on your web browser.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_769939"]<img class="size-full wp-image-769939" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/03.jpg" alt="This World Cup is going to be an entirely different experience on the online world as in the last four years the Internet and the things that we do there has just got bigger and better.

To make the World Cup experience even more fulfilling, here are 10 cool ways to follow the action right here on your web browser." />
This World Cup is going to be an entirely different experience on the online world as in the last four years the Internet and the things that we do there has just got bigger and better.

To make the World Cup experience even more fulfilling, here are 10 cool ways to follow the action right here on your web browser.[/caption]

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 1. Twitter: While you can track real-time updates about the World Cup on your Twitter timeline, Twitter has also put together a "to capture the spirit of the World Cup." The site features live tweets about matches and teams. The Twitter staff have also handpicked quality twitterers tweeting on World Cup from the world over and for people to follow." title=" "to capture the spirit of the World Cup." The site features live tweets about matches and teams. The Twitter staff have also handpicked quality twitterers tweeting on World Cup from the world over and for people to follow." /> 1. Twitter: While you can track real-time updates about the World Cup on your Twitter timeline, Twitter has also put together a "to capture the spirit of the World Cup." The site features live tweets about matches and teams. The Twitter staff have also handpicked quality twitterers tweeting on World Cup from the world over and for people to follow.">
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"to capture the spirit of the World Cup." The site features live tweets about matches and teams. The Twitter staff have also handpicked quality twitterers tweeting on World Cup from the world over and for people to follow." /> 1. Twitter: While you can track real-time updates about the World Cup on your Twitter timeline, Twitter has also put together a "to capture the spirit of the World Cup." The site features live tweets about matches and teams. The Twitter staff have also handpicked quality twitterers tweeting on World Cup from the world over and for people to follow.

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Many official broadcast partners are allowing Facebook users to watch the matches live using Facebook's Live Stream social plugin. And as usual, you can like, share, recommend and comment on World Cup content that you find on Facebook and beyond." /> 2. Facebook: One thing is for sure; your Facebook wall is going to be full of the World Cup. there is a different competition on. Fans are using their Facebook power to push up their favourite team to the top.

Many official broadcast partners are allowing Facebook users to watch the matches live using Facebook's Live Stream social plugin. And as usual, you can like, share, recommend and comment on World Cup content that you find on Facebook and beyond.[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_769941"] there is a different competition on. Fans are using their Facebook power to push up their favourite team to the top.

Many official broadcast partners are allowing Facebook users to watch the matches live using Facebook's Live Stream social plugin. And as usual, you can like, share, recommend and comment on World Cup content that you find on Facebook and beyond." /> 2. Facebook: One thing is for sure; your Facebook wall is going to be full of the World Cup. there is a different competition on. Fans are using their Facebook power to push up their favourite team to the top.

Many official broadcast partners are allowing Facebook users to watch the matches live using Facebook's Live Stream social plugin. And as usual, you can like, share, recommend and comment on World Cup content that you find on Facebook and beyond.[/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_769941"] there is a different competition on. Fans are using their Facebook power to push up their favourite team to the top.

Many official broadcast partners are allowing Facebook users to watch the matches live using Facebook's Live Stream social plugin. And as usual, you can like, share, recommend and comment on World Cup content that you find on Facebook and beyond." /> 2. Facebook: One thing is for sure; your Facebook wall is going to be full of the World Cup. there is a different competition on. Fans are using their Facebook power to push up their favourite team to the top.

Many official broadcast partners are allowing Facebook users to watch the matches live using Facebook's Live Stream social plugin. And as usual, you can like, share, recommend and comment on World Cup content that you find on Facebook and beyond.[/caption]

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 that allow you to follow your favourite team, compare the players and also get the latest news and photos. 3. FIFA.com Football Widgets: As they say, right from the horse's mouth. But you needn't always go to the horse, but can also make the horse come to your blog/website via the widgets from the official FIFA website. There are that allow you to follow your favourite team, compare the players and also get the latest news and photos." title=" that allow you to follow your favourite team, compare the players and also get the latest news and photos." /> 3. FIFA.com Football Widgets: As they say, right from the horse's mouth. But you needn't always go to the horse, but can also make the horse come to your blog/website via the widgets from the official FIFA website. There are that allow you to follow your favourite team, compare the players and also get the latest news and photos.">
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that allow you to follow your favourite team, compare the players and also get the latest news and photos." /> 3. FIFA.com Football Widgets: As they say, right from the horse's mouth. But you needn't always go to the horse, but can also make the horse come to your blog/website via the widgets from the official FIFA website. There are that allow you to follow your favourite team, compare the players and also get the latest news and photos.

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 add-on brings the latest scores and news right inside your browser. 4. Firefox add-ons: Most people who like Firefox also like it for the wonderful add-ons available and there is (at least) one for the World Cup too. The add-on brings the latest scores and news right inside your browser." title=" add-on brings the latest scores and news right inside your browser." /> 4. Firefox add-ons: Most people who like Firefox also like it for the wonderful add-ons available and there is (at least) one for the World Cup too. The add-on brings the latest scores and news right inside your browser.">
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add-on brings the latest scores and news right inside your browser." /> 4. Firefox add-ons: Most people who like Firefox also like it for the wonderful add-ons available and there is (at least) one for the World Cup too. The add-on brings the latest scores and news right inside your browser.

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 that promises to keep you up to date with live results and stats from the World Cup. A quick search for 5. Google Chrome Extensions: If you prefer Google Chrome over Firefox, worry not. There is a that promises to keep you up to date with live results and stats from the World Cup. A quick search for "Football World Cup" extensions throws up to choose from." title=" that promises to keep you up to date with live results and stats from the World Cup. A quick search for "Football World Cup" extensions throws up to choose from." /> 5. Google Chrome Extensions: If you prefer Google Chrome over Firefox, worry not. There is a that promises to keep you up to date with live results and stats from the World Cup. A quick search for "Football World Cup" extensions throws up to choose from.">
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that promises to keep you up to date with live results and stats from the World Cup. A quick search for "Football World Cup" extensions throws up to choose from." /> 5. Google Chrome Extensions: If you prefer Google Chrome over Firefox, worry not. There is a that promises to keep you up to date with live results and stats from the World Cup. A quick search for "Football World Cup" extensions throws up to choose from.

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. 6. IE8 Web Slices: With Firefox and Chrome there, Microsoft wouldn't like its Internet Explorer 8 to be left behind. Get real-time match updates from the World Cup in your IE8 browser with the . " title=". " /> 6. IE8 Web Slices: With Firefox and Chrome there, Microsoft wouldn't like its Internet Explorer 8 to be left behind. Get real-time match updates from the World Cup in your IE8 browser with the . ">
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. " /> 6. IE8 Web Slices: With Firefox and Chrome there, Microsoft wouldn't like its Internet Explorer 8 to be left behind. Get real-time match updates from the World Cup in your IE8 browser with the .

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, that bring the latest news, the schedules, scores and also games to your iGoogle homepage in addition to the . 7. iGoogle gadgets: For many, Google is their homepage for the Internet and Google also lets users to personalise their Google homepage. There are , that bring the latest news, the schedules, scores and also games to your iGoogle homepage in addition to the ." title=", that bring the latest news, the schedules, scores and also games to your iGoogle homepage in addition to the ." /> 7. iGoogle gadgets: For many, Google is their homepage for the Internet and Google also lets users to personalise their Google homepage. There are , that bring the latest news, the schedules, scores and also games to your iGoogle homepage in addition to the .">
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, that bring the latest news, the schedules, scores and also games to your iGoogle homepage in addition to the ." /> 7. iGoogle gadgets: For many, Google is their homepage for the Internet and Google also lets users to personalise their Google homepage. There are , that bring the latest news, the schedules, scores and also games to your iGoogle homepage in addition to the .

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,  and . Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo  the world's largest video sharing website. 8. YouTube: Back in 2006, people who missed the Zidane headbutt on live TV, watched it on YouTube and the video has been watched millions of times since. This year YouTube brings to its users the World Cup experience though its partner channels including those of , and . Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo the world's largest video sharing website." title=", and . Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo the world's largest video sharing website." /> 8. YouTube: Back in 2006, people who missed the Zidane headbutt on live TV, watched it on YouTube and the video has been watched millions of times since. This year YouTube brings to its users the World Cup experience though its partner channels including those of , and . Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo the world's largest video sharing website.">
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, and . Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo the world's largest video sharing website." /> 8. YouTube: Back in 2006, people who missed the Zidane headbutt on live TV, watched it on YouTube and the video has been watched millions of times since. This year YouTube brings to its users the World Cup experience though its partner channels including those of , and . Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo the world's largest video sharing website.

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 <b>9. Live video:</b> If you aren't there inside the stadium and even not before the TV in your living room, the closest you can come to the real action is through live online video streaming. A number of websites are offering live videos of the World Cup Football matches, but much of it is restricted to users of limited geographical regions.
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9. Live video: If you aren't there inside the stadium and even not before the TV in your living room, the closest you can come to the real action is through live online video streaming. A number of websites are offering live videos of the World Cup Football matches, but much of it is restricted to users of limited geographical regions.

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. Keep a tab on the live scores, latest news, photos, schedules, venues and videos from the greatest single-sport spectacle on the planet. 10. IBNLive: Here at IBNLive we have a fully-loaded . Keep a tab on the live scores, latest news, photos, schedules, venues and videos from the greatest single-sport spectacle on the planet." title=". Keep a tab on the live scores, latest news, photos, schedules, venues and videos from the greatest single-sport spectacle on the planet." /> 10. IBNLive: Here at IBNLive we have a fully-loaded . Keep a tab on the live scores, latest news, photos, schedules, venues and videos from the greatest single-sport spectacle on the planet.">
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. Keep a tab on the live scores, latest news, photos, schedules, venues and videos from the greatest single-sport spectacle on the planet." /> 10. IBNLive: Here at IBNLive we have a fully-loaded . Keep a tab on the live scores, latest news, photos, schedules, venues and videos from the greatest single-sport spectacle on the planet.

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