Category Archives: Social Media

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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Entrails: March 26th, 2009

Who would want to shatter that smile? (ABC)

Who would want to shatter that brilliant smile? (ABC)

I’m starting something new. This is a daily collection of links, not all sports-related, devoted to the best, most interesting, or most important stuff I want to share.

Send me stuff.

Scary details about Shawn Johnson’s stalker. (Chicago Tribune)

Is America losing its air superiority? An absorbing look. (The Atlantic)

Friday Night Lights is coming back. You’ll have to scroll; it’s buried, but it’s there. I also love this headline. (Ausiello Files)

One blogger no longer wants to marry a major leaguer. (Getting to First Base)

Connecting Shakespeare to Twitter, through brevity. The wit, of course, is a chancier proposition. (The Smart Set) Continue reading

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Sports Stars, Mainstream Media Members, and Blogging Brethren: Sweet Tweets

I was inspired to do this by recent articles.

Deadspin had two posts on Sunday from Twitter. That plane in the Hudson was a watershed moment for TwitPic. And Barack Obama’s inauguration yesterday overloaded Twitter in general.

Clearly, as a microblogging/thought-casting app, Twitter’s at a critical mass. Continue reading

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