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Tour de France: How social media killed the highlights show

Tour de France: How social media killed the highlights show | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it
As a lad, Matthew Loveday would gobble down his tea in time to watch the Tour de France highlights on telly, blissfully unaware of who had won the day's stage.
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This is a very interesting blog post by Matthew Loveday. The post discusses the role social media plays on sports highlights. It specifically discusses the Tour de France.

 

Prior to social media, highlights were the only way to see and know what was happening in the world of sports.  Social media has transformed the way we view news including sports. If you don’t want to hear to latest sports news, I would advise you to stay away from anything and everything social!

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Talking Mustaches, Sports And Social Media With LockerDome's Lozano

Talking Mustaches, Sports And Social Media With LockerDome's Lozano | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it
Talking Mustaches, Sports And Social Media With LockerDome's Lozano - The Huffington Post
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The use of social media is highly prevalent in sports today. Fans are using Facebook and Twitter to celebrate big wins, mourn over last second losses and rant about terrible calls. This article features an interview with Gabe Lozano, founder of LockerDome, which is a sport- focused platform.

 

It’s an interesting to see how various sectors are using social media and tailoring it to their fans/consumers/public. Lozano understands social media and what sports fan want. The article isn’t completely serious as it does mention Lozano’s unique beard but it is worth the read.

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MLB Home Run Derby and All-Star Game Bring Social to the Field

MLB Home Run Derby and All-Star Game Bring Social to the Field | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it
Major League Baseball players aren't typically allowed to use mobile devices during games, but for the Homerun Derby and All-Star Game, it's encouraged.
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It’s All-Star time! Last night’s Home Run Derby was a huge success and it could be in part to the interactive experience players are giving fans. This article discusses the social media aspect of the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby (HRD).

 

Typically, players are not allowed to use mobile devices during games but this game is a little bit different. The MLB and MLB Advanced Media wanted this year’s All-Star Game and HRD to have an active social component. Players will have access to computers on the field, be encouraged to Tweet using specific hashtags as well as post videos on Vine. What an awesome way to incorporate social media into a major sporting event!

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CHART: University Of Michigan Dominates College Sports Social Media

CHART: University Of Michigan Dominates College Sports Social Media | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it
UNC basketball also does well.
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I am truly fascinated by sports fans, myself being one of them. Win, lose, good, bad or ugly, I will always love my St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Murray State Racers and Kentucky Wildcats. I support my teams in every way I can including social media.

 

I am well aware of the University of Michigan football program but was surprised to hear they have the most followers in college football. When I think college football, I think roll tide, geaux tigers and the fighting Irish. While their fans may be well known, the University of Michigan takes the win in the world of social media. The football program has nearly 150,000 followers which is more than any college football team. Check out the article for a complete list of college athletic programs twitter followers.

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Barcelona And Real Madrid Rule Social Media

Barcelona And Real Madrid Rule Social Media | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it
Need more proof of soccer's massive global following? Barcelona has 61 million Twitter followers and Facebook fans, which is more than the NFL's 30 most valuable teams combined.
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This is an incredibly interesting article by Forbes. I am always fascinated by the strong following of European soccer fans. The fans aren’t just filling the stadiums; they are taking over the social media world too.

 

According to the article, Barcelona (Spanish soccer team) has more Facebook fans than the NFL’s 30 most valuable teams combined Facebook and Twitter followers. The top three teams, based on the number of followers, are Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona, all of which are European soccer teams. Overall, soccer teams have 194 million followers. It looks like the field isn’t the only place European soccer teams are dominating!

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Social media and sports: winners and losers [infographic]

Social media and sports: winners and losers [infographic] | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it
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Interesting Infographic! Curious to see how this changes throughout different sport seasons. 

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These graphs are really interesting because they show the most popular athletes and sports, according to social media.

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Regis Philbin Has New Sports Talk Show And A Social Media Problem

Regis Philbin Has New Sports Talk Show And A Social Media Problem | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it
Regis Philbin may not know social media too well, but his newest gig has that taken care of for him. Philbin has been tapped by Fox Sports 1 to host a new
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First of all, I cannot believe Regis Philbin is going to be 82. Wow! He has recently been named the host of “Crowd Goes Wild” a sports talk show on the new network, Fox Sports 1. The show is going to focus heavily on interacting through social media.

 

In order to help Philbin interact with fans on Facebook and Twitter, the executive producer has hired a social media correspondent. Instead of focusing on his lack of knowledge in social media, the producers embrace it and often times have a lot of fun with it. The new show will air on August 19.

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UF Rec Sports turns to social media to encourage students to exercise

UF Rec Sports turns to social media to encourage students to exercise | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it
We know exercise is good for our bodies -- but our brains?
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The University of Florida Department of Recreational Sports is implementing a new social media plan to reach students. This article highlights the new plan, which is called “Live in Motion.” The challenge incorporates the major social media networks, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. It encourages students to post photos and messages based on the various exercise themes.

 

I think the University Florida is initiating a great plan. They know who they are trying to reach and where they can be found. I think plans that promote healthy lifestyles are wonderful and blending those plans with social media is a recipe for success. 

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How 1 SEC Assistant Uses Social Media to Recruit

How 1 SEC Assistant Uses Social Media to Recruit | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it
“Show them who you are, and then teach them what you know.” The words of legendary coach Woody Hayes still apply to today’s college football, even though it's a drastically different game that is still evolving...
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Although this article is a few weeks old, I think it’s still very relevant. The article discussed how social media has changed the way coaches recruit players. In particular, the article talks about Vanderbilt’s offensive line coach Herb Hand.

 

Hand uses Twitter and Facebook as recruiting tool to reach players. He uses the tools 24/7 to connect with kids, answer questions and respond to messages. The target age group he recruits is 15 – 18 and most 15 – 18 year olds can be found on social media. In the article he’s quoted saying, “You can’t sit around and hope they’ll find you. You need to meet them where they are.”  What a great message and awesome use of social media!

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Robert Griffin III Gives Up Social Media for His Honeymoon

Robert Griffin III Gives Up Social Media for His Honeymoon | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it
This must be serious. Newly married Robert Griffin III started his honeymoon with the announcement that he would be going social media silent for a little while. That’s startling news from one of the most prolific tweet fiends in...
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I had to share this article about my number one guy, RG3. I followed his career at Baylor and cried with joy when he was drafted to play with my team in Washington. Naturally, I’ve been following him on Twitter since his career became big. I was excited when I heard he was getting married and even more excited when I heard he gave up social media for his honeymoon.

 

Social media is great but like all great things, sometimes we need a break. As important as the use of social media is, it is equally important to take time out from the world of tweets, pins and blogs to spend time with those we love. I think this article is a nice reminder to do that. Way to go RG3! 

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Blue Jays, MLB players react to All-Star Game voting

Blue Jays, MLB players react to All-Star Game voting | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it
Major League Baseball revealed the 2013 All-Star Game starters and reserves on Saturday and Canada will be well represented. At least three Blue Jays and two Canadians will be heading to New York.
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Athletes are among some of the top Twitter users. I personally follow Yadier Molina, Robert Griffin III and David Freese to name a few. I enjoy follow these athletes in particular because they are humble and honest.

 

This article is a great example of how athletes should use social media. After recent MLB All-Star announcements, several players took to Twitter to show their gratitude and appreciation for being selected to participate. Often times, athletes can take a lot of heat for their of social media. It is refreshing to see an article highlighting the positive use of social media among athletes.

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13 Biggest Sports Social Media Moments of 2012

13 Biggest Sports Social Media Moments of 2012 | Social Media & Sports | Scoop.it

The year 2012 was an exciting, fun time for sports and social media. Here, we count down the moments that resonated most with us.

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2012 was a great year in sports and the media! Remember McKayla Maroney and that look at the Olympics? I hope we see her in 2016 in Rio!

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