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Rewriting Twitter Rules For Live Games

from Dave Lozo at his Tumblr page,

Rule No. 3: Consider the importance of the game and how much you are tweeting about it

I’ve covered a few preseason hockey games. I’m usually there because I want to talk to a player afterward about something unrelated to the game, which is a preseason game, which is a fancy way of calling it a scrimmage, in that it is meaningless and really not worth watching.

Yet there are people who will hammer the in-game tweets down your throat for two-plus hours as if it is Game 82 and the winner goes to the playoffs and the loser goes home.

Maybe you’re saying, “Dave, there are people out there who follow me and want that information.” And I bet that’s true. But there are way more who don’t want it and the people who do want that information are probably watching the game anyway and don’t really need it.

If your backup argument is sometimes preseason games aren’t on television, well, that should tell you something about their importance.

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motorcityhoff's avatar

Pretty much agree with all of this.

Posted by motorcityhoff on 07/07/14 at 05:25 AM ET

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