Category Archives: Social Media

ESPN and Social Media: What ESPN Should Do—And What It Will

The steps.

The steps.

I’ve been hammering the Worldwide Leader’s new social media policy this week for all and sundry reasons, highlighting some shrugging reactions from ESPN personnel on Twitter, noting a very funny parody, and charging the network with some dodgy disclosure.

Today, I can tell you and ESPN what the network should do in the future with Twitter and other forms of social media. And I’ll show you some of what they already have. Continue reading

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ESPN’s Social Media Policy: The Disingenuous Tweet and Hiding the Ball (Update)

Update: Response from ESPN’s Nate Smeltz at bottom.

Oh, the tangled webs we weave. Continue reading

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ESPN’s Twitter Policy: Now With Real Fake ESPN!

"Kneel before" is an underrated phrase, really.

"Kneel before" is an underrated phrase, really.

That PhotoShop with the platter is choice.

And the timer to Simmons making a “bow and kiss the ring” joke has begun.

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ESPN’s Twitter Policy: Twittered Reactions From ESPNers

I loved Extraordinary Machines.

I loved Extraordinary Machine.

Kenny Mayne leads us off because he is funniest. Continue reading

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ESPN’s Twitter Policy: A Response to the Last Night of the Olney Dynasty?

Try to follow him!

Try to follow him!

The chronology:

  1. ESPN’s new Twitter policy makes waves.
  2. I learn that Buster Olney was on Twitter and try to find him.
  3. I do, right here.
  4. I learn that his account is suspended.

All in an hour’s time. Then I dig deeper. Continue reading

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Bill Simmons: Tweet and Delete

Was it good for you, Bill?

Was it good for you, Bill?

Sports bloggers have been waiting for the white whale of the Internet sportswriting community to join Twitter while it’s still white-hot.

That day has come: Bill Simmons is now on Twitter. But how did he get there? And did the Sports Guy say a little too much in losing his Twitter virginity? Continue reading

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The NCAA, Twitter, and Recruiting: Pete Carroll May Not Win Forever

I don’t want to be a spoilsport. I like Twitter, and I think it’s going to be an important mode of communication on the Internet as it matures, and users get past the navel-gazing “What are you having for breakfast?” stereotype that’s been seeping into the public.

But I can’t see Pete Carroll, Rich Rodriguez, and others being permitted to stay on the popular microblogging tool-slash-messaging service-slash-worldwide chat room for long. Continue reading

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