PR Newswire: Talkwalker launches live soccer World Cup social media dashboard (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Talkwalker launches live soccer World Cup social media dashboard (PRESS RELEASE). ” With the soccer World Cup kicking off today in Russia, social listening and analytics company Talkwalker has launched a live dashboard and blog that allows journalists to track the highlights of the social media conversation around the tournament.”

BetaNews: Keep track of the World Cup with Google

BetaNews: Keep track of the World Cup with Google. “A range of Google services — Search, News, Assistant, Trends and more — have been updated with World Cup-specific bits and pieces to help enhance your enjoyment of the tournament. From match streams and detailed reports to behind-the-scenes footage and tips about where you can watch games, there’s something for every fan here.”

Dark side of fandom: Study on Blue Jays fan tweets argues sports aren’t always unifying (National Post)

National Post: Dark side of fandom: Study on Blue Jays fan tweets argues sports aren’t always unifying. “After sifting through thousands of tweets about the Toronto Blue Jays, a researcher in Regina is challenging the notion that fandom has a magical ability to unite people. It was a notion peddled constantly during the Jays’ electrifying reign as a playoff contender in 2015 and 2016 – beer commercials, politicians in ball caps, all heralding the official Blue Jays slogan: Come Together. But according to University of Regina PhD candidate Katie Sveinson, Blue Jays fans on Twitter give a starker portrait.”

Engadget: Follow the NBA Finals in high-resolution VR

Engadget: Follow the NBA Finals in high-resolution VR. “NextVR has been partnering with the NBA to livesream games for the last two years, and now it’s going to cover the upcoming Finals. After each game, the service will upload free-to-watch highlights in a new high-resolution format to its dedicated NextVR app, which works with most virtual reality headsets.”

The Drive: Formula 1 Absorbs Classic Footage Archive For Streaming Service

The Drive: Formula 1 Absorbs Classic Footage Archive For Streaming Service. “Formula 1 announced Friday that it has attained the Brunswick archive, the biggest collection of pre-1981 footage of the sport in existence, which it will digitize for viewing on its F1 TV streaming service. Prior to the announcement, the archive footage collection spanned 1981 through 2001 and consisted solely of the recorded broadcasts from regional stations. Starting in 2002, the global broadcast was standardized, and content rights lay clearly with the sport itself. With the acquisition of the footage, digitization of pre-1981 can begin so F1 TV subscribers may watch it online.”

ClassicCars Journal: Petersen Museum to use SEMA grant to digitize photo archive

ClassicCars Journal: Petersen Museum to use SEMA grant to digitize photo archive. “In 1947, Robert E. Petersen founded Petersen Publishing. More than 70 years later, the company’s archives will be digitized and uploaded to the internet by an automotive museum he founded. The huge project will be funded by a grant from the Specialty Equipment Market Association.”

East Oregonian: News org building first statewide database of student athlete concussions

East Oregonian: News org building first statewide database of student athlete concussions. “Oregon law since 2010 required schools to implement protocols for students who suffer a concussion, including a medical release required to clear a student to play athletics. [Dr. Dereck] Earl’s practice handles a lot of that testing. A release contains the student’s name, age and grade, plus details of the injury and concussion symptoms. But Oregon’s law does not require anyone to collect or analyze the reams of medical data sitting in public schools. No one knows how many students and athletes suffer concussions. No one knows what the data could reveal about protecting kids. Portland-based journalist Lee van der Voo is working to change that.”