Supporters Week: Visualizing the MLS conversation, one social avatar at a time

Over the past few years, the North American soccer scene has taken to social media in a major way. After suffering outside the mainstream or in silence for so many years, it's not surprising that soccer supporters latched onto a mode of communication designed to connect disparate people and/or groups.

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We recently discovered this cool way of visualizing the constant conversation that is taking place on Twitter. This wall of avatars represents all the tweets and Instagram posts about MLS and its clubs as they happen.

But it goes beyond that. Click on any avatar to see the individual post, and you can reply or retweet, comment or share.