Beautiful Game Sets Records on Twitter, Growing Interest in the US

”]Apparently the World Cup final represented the largest period of sustained activity for an event in Twitter’s history. According to Twitter Blog, during the final, people from 172 countries tweeted in 27 different languages. I really don’t have anything to add to the post, as it speaks for itself. Clearly Twitter is now a global phenomenon.
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About 1 GOAL: Education for All

As soccer/football fans know, this year’s FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association or International Federation of Association Football) World Cup is being held in South Africa.  Seizing the opportunity provided by the publicity this phenomenally popular event brings, (imagine Super Bowl x2), FIFA is using the opportunity to promote universal access to education.

This World Cup, we’re asking fans to sign up to give 75 million children a fair chance in life. Education beats Poverty – and gives people the tools to help themselves.

Global football stars, the football world and its governing body, FIFA, are behind 1GOAL. This World Cup is a moment for us to shine – let’s leave a legacy of education. We don’t want your money – we just want you on our team. Write Your Name for those who can’t.

1 GOAL is an ambitious and important campaign that will change the lives of children living in poverty by helping to give them an education. We’re campaigning in over 200 countries from now until the FIFA World Cup final in South Africa in 2010.

1 GOAL is quite simply a global team that will voice our wishes to world leaders to keep their promise of giving everyone an education by 2015.

via About 1 GOAL: Education for All.