Recently my inbox was bombarded with emails concerning NBA fantasy trades in my local NBA fantasy competition. It got me thinking that if social media is defined as connected discussion then the boom of fantasy sports online could be seen as a pioneer in social media.
Like social media, fantasy sports connects people bringing them together over a common interest. It stimulates off-line meetups like we see on Twitter with tweetups. Our NBA fantasy competition regularly holds our draft night each year in company board rooms or stadium corporate suites. Do you meet with your fantasy sports friends IRL (in real life) if so let us know how?
We keep hearing the statistics on how much time people are spending on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter & YouTube. Fantasy sports is a huge driver of web site traffic as the guys at SuperFooty can attest with SuperCoach. Not only is there a huge spike in traffic when the teams are announced each Thursday, fans flock to the site for the final match of the round on Sunday to check the progress of their weekly matchup.
On that note there are still spots available in the SuperCoach Twitter League Code 404204 please join in the fun.
What do you think?
Can fantasy sports be regarded as social media?
Why do you play fantasy sports?
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