Tag Your Friends in the Stands this World Series with MLB’s Facebook Integration
As the World Series continues between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers, the Major League Baseball has recognized the power of Facebook in its fans’ lives and created an opportunity for fans to tag themselves in a panoramic photo from recent games at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif. The tagging works with Facebook Connect.
Using the feature, called Postseason 2010 Tagoramic, users will see a composite image on the MLB web site, which is made from 280 total photos, 28 across and 10 down, taken over a period of 17 minutes during recent games. By dragging a red flag to one of the people in the photo, you can then select which Facebook friend you want to tag and do so. A notice that you tagged them in the MLB photo appears on their profile.
It’s a slick way of making game-watching more social, even if the tagged person didn’t actually have tickets to the game (as in the case below).
Overall, baseball has gained a solid number of fans on Facebook. 12 million people Like the Major League Baseball (MLB) or one of its 30 teams on Facebook. Incidentally, the Giants win 554,000 Likes to the Rangers’ 348,000.