This Infographic charts fans’ use of Twitter hashflags (like #esp or #usa) in their Tweets during the 2010 World Cup, with a background showing Tweets-per-second (TPS) over the same period (June 11-July 11, 2010).
When you look at this graphic, think of it like a soundwave -- the louder and more consistent the “noise,” the bigger the impact in all directions. Countries’ flags represent use of their hashflag. The size of the flag “waves” fluctuate with the frequency & consistency of tweets containing each country’s hashflag.
[image created by @miguelrios using www.leebyron.com/else/streamgraph/]