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...
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 Blackhawks
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
account. Like the rest of their 232,000 followers, you’ll be entertained...
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 »