Tag Archives: Twitter

10 ways Twitter wins the sports business game

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This week, Twitter-owned Periscope celebrated its first anniversary. Last week marked Twitter’s 10th year on our screens. As I’ve written, I use other social media and advise clients to use what meets their needs, but Twitter is my primary social media … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Twitter!

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You’re a decade old and like many pre-teens, you’re experiencing some growing pains. You’re a bit indecisive (140 characters or 10,000 characters?). You have pimples (abusive accounts remain active after people have begged you to silence harmful trolls). Like in … Continue reading

Social media is changing the way athletes make big announcements

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When it comes to professional athletes announcing their retirements, the media planets are in the process of a major realignment. Last week former Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings and Carolina defensive end Jared Allen announced that he was stepping away from … Continue reading

Football players: it’s time to step up your social media game

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A few weeks ago I wrote about why coaches and front officer personnel should care about social media and how their players use it. Since NFL training camps started last week and college football practices aren’t far behind, it’s time … Continue reading

Curt Schilling tracked Twitter trolls and put social media ugliness on notice

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People have tasked to find ways about how to silence anonymous Twitter users that post threats and bully others. It only took Curt Schilling a few hours. Last week, Schilling, a retired Major League Baseball pitcher, proudly tweeted congratulations to his … Continue reading

Time (again) to teach NFL Rookies how to appropriately use social media

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(This post, written by Gail Sideman, originally appeared on The Football Educator website.) We see it seemingly at least once each week. An athlete or coach tweets something that they quickly delete but in the land of screen grabs, it … Continue reading

Social media accelerated Sterling, Silver NBA case

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Last Saturday, audio leaked and exposed common and fringe NBA fans to what many knew to be a history of racial bias from Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. By Monday afternoon, just two days later, there were nearly 1 … Continue reading

iPhone photo launches traveler into media stratosphere

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If you find yourself in instant media demand, begin, as Gordon suggested, and take a step back. Here are a few things you can do: Continue reading

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