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Posts Tagged ‘Athletes’

Which Paralympics Athletes Got The Most Twitter Followers?

The Paralympics closing ceremony – which featured Coldplay and Rihanna playing out the Games – was a hit with viewers this week, many of whom took to Twitter to discuss the eleven day event.

And, just like the Olympics before them, the Paralympics created a handful of digital stars out of its top athletes. So which athletes got the most social media love?
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Which Olympic Athletes Take The Gold On Twitter? [STUDY]

The Olympics has done more than just send some budding athletes into new sports super-stardom – it’s actually made some of them Twitter celebrities! OK, while it might not be as impressive to win a few hundred Twitter followers as it is to win a gold medal, it’s still interesting to see just how much social exposure the Games gives to its athletes.
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Readying for Some Football: Experts Offer Athletes Tips for Tweeting

Some of the most popular sports in North America are weeks away from getting starting, with professional football leading the way with college football and college basketball close behind. It is as best a time as any for players to be urged to review Tennessee basketball’s 50 tips for tweeting athletes.
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Athletes At The London Olympics Could Be Banned For Misusing Twitter

With all of the sports personalities who have found themselves in hot water after a miscalculated tweet, it’s no surprise the International Olympics Committee has set out strict guidelines for the athletes competing in London in 2012, and their guidelines are strict: a poorly thought-out tweet could result in a total ban from the Games.
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Cricket Captain Refuses to Quit Twitter After Dating Fiasco

When Cricket Australia encouraged its players to use Twitter, they probably didn’t intend for it to be used as a dating service for romantically down on their luck Cricket stars, but that’s just what Michael Clarke, captain of the Australian cricket team, did. Once again, sports franchises are caught between the advantages of using social media as an advertising tool and the challenges of actually allowing athletes to Tweet.

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