Twitter: Good or Bad For The Sports Media Industry?

September 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Twitter has forever changed sports media. Players have it. Fans have it.
Even, I have it.
Some athletes, like Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals, have branded themselves through the use of Twitter. I 'follow' Ochocinco and on multiple occasions, I've seen uploaded Twitter pictures of his gloves, cleats, and even one of Head Coach Marvin Lewis. Have fans ever had such a personal look into an athlete’s life? Very few athletes are as Twitter obsessed as Ochocinco, but I do think more athletes should join.
Twitter is a way to give back to the fans. Fans would love to see pictures of the clubhouse, what your favorite star player is doing before the game, and what meals the players eat before the game begins. Twitter is great for bridging the gap between athlete and fan.
So why should you join the Twitter revolution? Growing up, most of us may have wondered what professional ath...

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