U2 reveal massive Twitter and Facebook project

U2/ Facebook/ Twitter/ U2TOURFANS Irish rockers U2 have revealed a new social media that allows concert goers to tag themselves in the audience via email, Twitter or Facebook.

Last year the Orange, a brand of France Télécom used a similar system. They used a high-powered camera that allows you to zoom on every single fan in the stadium.

At U2’s concert in Johannesburg earlier this month a photograph like this was taken. This massive image allows users to zoom into the crowd and see if they can spot themselves. They can then tag their images.

These panoramic images are taken with what is known as a Gigapixel camera. Now we of course has a chance to test this out during the South Africa show. What see that amazed us is how clear each image of every person as well as the equipment was ( or is). We found all of our team around the stadium and thought this might be something new for us to spotlght in the weeks ahead.  

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Welcome to 2010 U2 Fans! This is going to be a very interesting year. The tour starts again soon. We are U2TOURFANS a site dedicated to providing you a fan experience unlike any other U2 fan site. Sure you can find thousands of fan based sites on the web. 

As we move forward we thought this would be a good time to share with you all of the resources we provide to you the fan. Of course you already know you can follow us on Twitter but did you know you can subscribe to our YouTube channel?  Did you know that we have a facebook fan page designed to bring you all of the U2TOURFANS media properties to one location?

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Welcome to the brand new U2TOURFANS home

We have been working back stage on a totally new site. The totally new site has some great features that we believe they will enhance your fan experience. Most of the site has been operational under beta for a couple of weeks. Your the FAN, we designed the whole site around your experience and we will grow the site with your support.

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Over the next couple of weeks we will be adding new features and expanding our staff.