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TWITTER IS aLIVE

January 30, 2012 Leave a comment

   With the New Year well under way, I have noticed something new, at least in my circle. The 2012 Supercross season kicked off three weeks ago and the live broadcast on Speed incorporated tweets as filler. The tweets were from NASCAR drivers that were watching the Supercross race. Other tweets were of pictures of viewers “Supercross parties.” This was the first time I had seen this and it seems to be a trend in live sports broadcast.English: Wordmark for Twitter logo

   The Superbowl has plans of its own for bringing the interaction to the social media’s.  The organizers anticipate so much activity that they have set up a command center to monitor and communicate solutions to issues that arise with 150,000 people expected to flood Indianapolis. See Mashable article

Along the same line, the NFL is going to allow players to tweet during the Pro Bowl. This is the first time since July of 2009 that a player will be allowed to tweet during an official NFL function. This will allow for live interaction between fans and players via social media. The players cannot use personal devices, but there will be a computer on the sidelines in a designated area. I am guessing that this will all be via an “NFL” account? Can’t wait to see results of how it went.  http://mashable.com/2012/01/25/pro-bowl-tweets

I do not know what is feeding it or where it will end up, but Twitter seems to be the new medium for a call in talk show format for  live broadcasts. I am predicting that the Daytona 500 will have some interaction with their live broadcast as well. We will see?