Posts tagged "tweets"

Stanley Cup Final Tweeters: 5 Ways You'll Lose Followers

Stanley Cup Final Tweeters: 5 Ways You'll Lose Followers
With the Chicago Blackhawks taking on the Boston Bruins in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight, a lot of people will be tweeting about it. Some will be hockey mavens and NHL experts. On the other side, you’ve got meathead bandwagon idiots who don’t even know what a power play is, believe "Chelsea Dagger" is not Amstel Light commercial crapola and use the games as an excuse to get blasted. These five Twitter habits are a decent litmus test to see who's worth following and who isn't. Avoiding these habits doesn't mean you'll gain followers. (I'll probably anger some of you here and you'll defollow me for it). These rules apply tonight to the Blackhawks game, but also apply to every big sporting event. We’ll use the Stanley Cup as an example, but this knowledge carries over to tweeting all live sporting events...

Know Your Enemy: the HILARIOUS LA Kings Twitter Account

Know Your Enemy: the HILARIOUS LA Kings Twitter Account
Like F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said, “action is character.” Most official Twitter accounts of sports teams are very dry and dull. Or they are excessively positive all the time. The Chicago BlackhawksTwitter account certainly fits this mold. Of course, that really isn’t a surprise given that the Blackhawks organization is a bit obsessed with controlling the message. The Blackhawks public relations is kind of like the sporting world’s version of the Glavlit and Pravda in the old Soviet Union combined. By contrast, the LA Kings’ Twitter account is an exception. At times it can be quite funny, snarky and irreverent. The Chicago Blackhawks beat the LA Kings 2-1 today in game one of the NHL Western Conference Finals. And as the series progresses, it’s probably a good idea to keep on eye on the LA Kings official Twitter account. Like the rest of their 232,000 followers, you’ll be entertained...

Univ. of Washington discourages live tweeting of games, SO DO I, So should you!

Univ. of Washington discourages live tweeting of games, SO DO I, So should you!
Here are some examples of the brilliant insights and revolutionary revelations you can get from someone at press row when they live tweet a  college basketball and/or college football game: “what a catch!” “should have been a foul” “awesome.” “he’s good.” As it turns out, the University of Washington isn’t so thrilled about the idea... Read more »
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