Remember the 10 Really Amazing and Extraordinary users of Twitter? If you don’t go ahead and read the earlier post. But while you are at it, here is another amazing thing that the Pittsburg Steelers fans have done with Twitter.
Steelers who will be playing in Super Bowl XLV can look forward to the support of their fans who have build a really cool gadget which makes use of Twitter to twirl a towel whenever someone uses #Steelersnation in a tweet, or twerribletowel too as the creators of the gadget told me.
The gadget looks for the above words in tweets and then uses an old fan motor to twirl the towel whenever it comes across it. The gadget is built by Steelers fans who are technology enthusiast. You can watch the Towel twirl live in action by visiting http://twerribletowel.com/. The site will display your Twitter handle and show you the number of twirl’s it has made.
Quite interesting and amazing. Want to try this out? Go ahead and open http://twerribletowel.com/ and then tweet anything with the hashtag #steelersnation to get it rolling. Have fun.
Super Bowl XIV is less then two weeks away and it is definitely going to be a very exciting game, except for me because my favorite team New York Jets couldn’t make it to the Super Bowl two years in a row.
Nevertheless, the Super Bowl XLV game between Pittsburg Steelers and Green Bay Packers is definitely going to be a blast. Though you can follow all the updates on your TV and also on NFL.com, it would be more interesting to share insights with your friends too. To help you out with enjoying the Super Bowl XLV game with friends, Twitter is partnering with Visa and NFL to bring you closer to the conversations around the game.
Starting this morning, fans can visit www.nfl.com/visa to Go Inside Super Bowl XLV With Visa,a one-stop shop where they can experience Super Bowl XLV in real-time and see interesting Tweets from players, media, NFL personnel, fans and more.
Twitter also claims to have about one-third of all the players who were part of the playoffs this year. You can find and follow most of the NFL players at https://twitter.com/#!/twitter/nfl-playoffs. You can also follow the Steelers team at @steelers and Packers team @packers on Twitter.
According to Twitter, during last years Super Bowl, 40% of the tweets were related to the game while it was in progress and almost 50% were related to it after the game was over. Last year also saw a lot of tweets for the FIFA World Cup 2010. So will this year be any different? Let’s hope and see.
Right now there are no official hashtags for Super Bowl XLV, but it might be #superbowl or #superbowlxlv or even #SB45. Have fun following the Super Bowl XLV with your friends on Twitter.