With an aim to enhance the exciting experience of cricket fans, micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday launched a live scorecard. At the same time, the company is also testing the country’s first Twitter community – Cricket Twitter – India.
During the match, the Scorecard Explore tab will appear on the Live Events page. Fans will be able to follow the score of the match in real time while scrolling through the tweets.
This means that when fans on Twitter engage in real-time match conversations, they have nowhere to go to keep score, the company said in a statement.
The scorecard will be available to everyone in India on iOS as well as the web, the company said, and will be available to most people on Android. In the coming weeks, we’ll find more ways to make it easier for users to engage in conversations, find relevant matching content.
The company is also testing its first community outside the US dedicated to Indian cricket fans called Cricket Twitter-India, which talks about cricket in multiple Indian languages.
communities in the U.S. in September this year. started testing in the U.S. so that people can find and connect with people who want to talk about the same things as them. They are currently only accessible via invitation.
The company said communities are managed initially by people on Twitter — moderators who enforce community rules to keep conversations informative, contextually fun.
People who accept an invitation to join a community become members and will be able to invite others in return. When you join a community, you can tweet directly to that audience instead of all your followers.
While community Tweets are publicly available, only members of the same community who can reply can join the conversation, so it remains intimately relevant.
Like public tweets, anyone can read, quote tweets, report community tweets. Currently communities can only be accessed via invite on iOS, web Android mobile browser, with more functionalities coming soon access on Android app. Anyone globally can be invited to join the community via direct messages.