The Digital World Cup - By the Numbers

World Cup on Mobile Phone

A couple weeks ago, Sam blogged about the global reach of the World Cup, thanks in no small part to the rapid innovation of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Now that the competition is over, a look back shows what a powerful and record-setting role global tech played during the World Cup. I’ll let the numbers do the talking:

Television

Internet Traffic

Internet Video

Social Media

Mobile Technology

The numbers alone are incredible, but even more remarkable is the emerging landscape of global technology they reveal. This past month, people around the world accessed and shared digital information in ways and magnitudes we wouldn’t have thought possible during the previous World Cup. Thanks to the ever-growing global network of digital connectivity, I can’t decide which I’m looking forward to most at Brazil 2014: the month-long fiesta of fútbol or the innovative technology we’ll be using to engage with it.

Throughout the next couple week's I'll be updating this post with new numbers as they come in, so keep checking back for the latest incredible digital World Cup stats!