Twitter is unleashing 'hashflags' to let people support their teams with a bit of flare during the 2014 World Cup.
By using a hashtag that includes a country's three-letter code (like #GER for Germany, or #USA for America), the country's flag will be displayed along side your tweet. It's not really much to get too excited about, but it shows how Silicon Valley is adapting to accommodate a world-wide event. Hashflags were first introduced four years ago during the 2010 World Cup, and this year, Twitter will be hosting the World Cup of Tweets, where you vote on your favorite team at this link.
By using the #WorldCup and #WorldCup2014 hashtags, Twitter users will also be able to follow tweets from players and coaches, and get real-time scoring updates.