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Spain win Euro 2008 thanks to Twitter

Actually, it’s the other way round: Germany lose Euro 2008 thanks to Twitter, according to CNet News.

If you’re not familiar with Twitter,  it’s a great way to communicate short messages and links and views, using SMS texting on mobile, blackberry, as well as short updates via Facebook or the internet to Twitter.

It’s an aggregation of thought streams for the great and the good.

CNet take it a step further with the idea of Angela Merkel providing advice to the German team during the game in real-time, such as "Tell Torres, he’s a girl".

Unfortunately, Twitter’s reply service was down at the time, so the team got confused about why they should call him a girl and that allowed him to get past Lahm and dink the ball over Lehmann to score the only goal in the game.  The winning goal that is.

They take this on to illustrate other ideas, such as Gordon Brown twittering to our Olmpic racers that they should "imagine they are being chased by Margaret Thatcher".  That’ll make them run faster.

I’m just wondering what Alan Sugar of The Apprentice: You’re fired would Twitter to Gordon Brown?

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