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Sunday, April 07, 2013

Major League Baseball: The Social Media Rundown [INFOGRAPHIC]

Baseball in social media.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 07, 2013 at 02:05 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. McCoy Posted: April 07, 2013 at 03:05 PM (#4406812)
Nationals with the fewest followers on Facebook.
   2. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: April 07, 2013 at 10:35 PM (#4407188)
What might actually be interesting that isn't included here is something about how much the various teams use social media. There's a bit about the average tweets per team, but nothing breaking that down.
   3. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: April 07, 2013 at 10:53 PM (#4407196)
That was some USA Today level analysis right there.
   4. Bote Man Posted: April 08, 2013 at 05:56 AM (#4407246)
Boy, you aint kiddin! How do they determine which Twitter account adheres to any particular team? By which #team hashtags it sends? What if a guy tweets about multiple teams? Then there's the obvious overlap of one fan using multiple such services.

At least with Facebook you can "like" a fan page about a specific topic, which is less nebulous. I speculate that, because it is a more affluent and generally older region, the D.C. area probably sees less usage of Facebook and Twitter which attract a younger crowd. So it comes as no surprise that the Nationals have the fewest Facebook fans, even with all the overblown hype about the Nats being a shoo-in to win the World Series this year.

The Foursquare check-ins tell you that somebody physically went to a ballpark. But what percentage of that team's fans use Foursquare or Twitter or Facebook in the first place? There are some serious Luddites out there who are rabid fans.

So yeah, what #3 said: brain candy for a Sunday morning.
   5. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 08, 2013 at 09:23 AM (#4407301)
I really find the whole social media thing fascinating. There is probably some irony of someone posting on an Internet message board about the silliness of needing to convey every last thought of your day to the world at large but I'll do it anyway.

I just can't imagine feeling like the day to day minutiae of my life is that interesting. I used to have Facebook but ditched it because it was so useless. Why do I care that my friend Steve is grumpy because its Monday? It just all felt very narcissistic. At least here I'm engaging a conversation with other people interested in the topic. Do people really think they know 450 people who give a damn that their car needs a new thingamajig or that little Johnny got the role of potted plant #3 in his 1st grade play?

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