Amanda isn’t like Francis she sides with Mark Cuban who says you shouldn’t need to be looking at your smartphone if the sports event you’re attending is entertaining.
Ricky Press Conference
As blogged last week, we discussed the pressure sporting teams & leagues are under pressure to break the news as much as create the news. Unfortunately at Ricky Ponting’s press conference the @CricketAus tried to break the news of Ricky’s retirement only Ricky didn’t retire.
Instagram – Share your sports fan experience
Instagram is a free photo sharing application that allows users to take photos, apply a filter, and share it on the service or a variety of other social networking services, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Flickr , Foursquare and Posterous.
Sports teams on Instagram – Boston Celtics early adopters, followed by many NBA teams. AFL teams include West Coast, Adelaide, Collingwood & now AFL has joined in. In the NRL Storm, Bulldogs, Titans are leading the way. Even ANZ Stadium is on Instagram.
For more info on how sports are using Instagram watch our #YouTube140 video on Instagram.
You can follow @SportsGeekHQ on Instagram.
Sports Geek Medals
This week we looked at which athletes from the international scene are setting the pace on Twitter.
Bronze – Shaquille O’Neal
Shaq blazed the trail for Twitter when he joined up (as @TheRealShaq at the time) it allowed Twitter to go mainstream, when the Big Tweep retired he had more followers than the 6 NBA teams he played for.
Silver – Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk does a great job via Twitter to keep his fans informed & connect with his fans, Hawk does are great job on Instagram as well, check out this shot with a couple of sports greats.
Gold – Ricardo Kaka
Kaka as he is known worldwide does a great job replying & responding to his fans in English & Spanish, when you have over 8M Twitter followers that is a great effort. Like Tony Hawk he shares candid pictures using Instagram like this.
Francis wants the bad boys of Twitter, what are your nominations?