San Francisco startup Fanvibe, a company applying Foursquare-style “check-ins” to sporting events has put out the very cool infographic above. Fanvibe is looking to take advantage of recent trends that show that Twitter and other social media tools are becoming a”second screen” for live television events, a trend that will be very important to the sports industry. There is lots of room for innovation in this space.
The app aside, the Fanvibe guys are pretty smart and they’ve produced some great statistical info-porn here, but is there anything substantial to read into this?
It seems like the basic gist is that the number of check-ins and shouts is loosely correlated to the team’s won/loss record and the degree of Web and social media adoption of the home city. I’d say it’s not a surprise that Fanvibe usage lags in places like Dallas, San Antonio, Memphis, New Orleans and Phoenix while usage is stronger than expected in places like Washington D.C, LA and Sacramento.
Anyone else think there’s interesting data or insights to be gleaned from this? Let me know in the comments.