Heads up, college students, the unemployed, and those looking to trade their offline desk jobs for a career in social media: Lebron James is hiring an intern for online content development and digital sports marketing.
There are few rules one must follow to stay in Twitter’s good graces and they mostly revolve around spam (don’t do it). Beyond that, anything goes really. You can tweet whatever you want – it’s a freedom of speech wasteland – just DON’T share someone’s personal information without their permission.
Unless you’re Jose Canseco, that is. He can share the name and photo of his alleged rape victim with impunity.
Love tennis? Like to feel like you’re a part of something bigger happening online? Then you’ll probably wish we had told you about this in time for you to participate!
But you can still watch someone swing a racket at tennis balls shot at him by a tweet-powered robot! That’s something, right?!
Yes, we explain what the hell this means below.
Another win for sports and Twitter:
Golf pro Ben Crane turned to his Twitter following this week to crowdsource a replacement caddie at the HP Byron Nelson Championship Pro-Am in Texas.
Back in December, Twitter teamed up with ESPN and Ford to provide embedded replays from football games in posts sent via Twitter.
The replays, which each began with a short promotional clip for the Ford Fusion, were selected by ESPN’s college football editors and promoted by both ESPN and Ford to people not following Ford or ESPN on Twitter, but solid potential followers based on the people they follow and what they tweet about.
The partnership was evidently a success (in fact, ESPN said the video highlights were seen more than 7 million times), because Twitter and ESPN are amping up their joint efforts.
Thank goodness Twitter didn’t exist when you were in high school, hmm? If you’ve ever said or thought that, you’ll appreciate the COMPLETE ridiculousness of this story.
A class president at a high school in Kansas said something negative about his school’s football team and got suspended for the remainder of the year.
He didn’t swear. He didn’t threaten anyone. The tweet wasn’t violent. But it made other kids angry. Yeah, that’s really all it took. This is going on the Twit List, definitely.