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Nope, the Sharks haven’t made any big announcements lately. Dan Boyle stayed in town this summer. Good call, considering the weather elsewhere. Undaunted by having his Twitter account interfered with, Logan Couture announced his intention to golf on Saturday: “Heading to the course for 27 holes of golf today. Chances are i’ll be taking more shots today than @biznasty2point0 takes all hockey season.” Sunday, Ryane Clowe went “up da shore with the Willow bear for a feed of nan’s jiggs dinner.” Google Translate couldn’t help me with that, but it sounds lovely. Also Sunday, Woo Shark James Marcou engaged in some rigorous activity, per a tweet about being dehydrated.
Sharkie’s jumping off a building this month, which is fitting if Sharkie’s as tired of waiting for hockey season as I am.
From Pat Coyle of Coyle Media:
Over the past 18 months, sports teams have amassed huge followings on Facebook and Twitter. In an attempt to understand the fans following sports teams, Coyle Media has fielded a series of surveys in partnership with various professional and collegiate teams. We’ve collected over 12,000 completed surveys and learned a lot about sports fans and their social media preferences.
We are continually analyzing these data looking for insights. We’ve found it particularly interesting to see how fans behaviors can vary from sport to sport, and between various media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Team Websites.
Below is the graphical representation of their data:
With the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins set to face-off in the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, CBC’S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA is interacting with and tracking fan response like never before—with some surprising results.
Through a unique partnership with Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft and CBCSports.ca has been using Hockey Night Pulse at hockeynightpulse.cbc.ca to track fan reaction on Twitter throughout every playoff series, while a partnership with GetGlue.com allows fans to “check in” to CBC’s HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA while they watch and chat with other fans.
Inspired by modern browser standards like those built into Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft’s Hockey Night Pulse allows users to track Twitter reaction to every goal, save and penalty in real time using HTML5. Looking back at the data collected gives a unique perspective on the playoffs.
To date, Hockey Night Pulse has crunched more than 1.2 million tweets on the playoffs. Some results:
from Justin Bourne of Bourne’s Blog,
My cousin Adam is on twitter (he’s a good follow, aside from his shiiiiiitty taste is sports teams. @Hnatty92. Really, Dolphins, Senators and Rangers? Have some pride.), and had a friend tweet a pretty funny joke, which he promptly retweeted for Darren Dreger to read…. who promptly blocked him.
It was when Dreger introduced his new blog, The Dreger Report. Making a play on the fact that the infamous hockey “insider” “Eklund” just bites everything Dreger tweets, says or sings and claims it as his own information, the oh-so-scandalous tweet was: “Looking forward to the introduction of The Dreklund Report tomorrow.”
Of all things to block someone over…..
Anyway, it got me thinking about Twitter tolerance: how much should we have? Not only do I want to block, ohhh, 5% of my followers, but I want to punch about 4% of them.
This is not a story.
Alas, I’ve been forced to write something on the matter because there’s no shortage of lunacy out there right now.
What’s been made of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Dan Ellis’ recent Twit-roversy is shameful.
How far it’s gone is embarrassing.
And, really, it’s much ado about nothing but, in an effort to talk some sense into the masses, here goes nothing:
from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,
I never liked writing things in under 140 characters anyway. Couldn’t stand writing abbreviated words like “abt” for about or “2″ for too or two. And I didn’t like the “na na, na na na” aspect of how many followers one had. Nobody in the media will admit it, but those who have lots of followers love to sit and feel superior to those with not as many. You can feel it creeping into the zeitgeist some.
Absolutely no one told me to do it, but I just deleted my twitter account and am done with it. Apologies to my dear 1,220 followers at the time of parting, but you’ll find other Pied Pipers of Puck, of that there is no doubt.
from Jennifer Van Grove of Mashable,
Earlier this morning, the NHL had a brilliant idea to tap NHL fans on TwitterTin order to crowdsource Twitter Lists of NHL fans by their favorite teams. They tweeted, “Hey guys–we want to create lists of #NHL fans by team! Please Tweet @NHL your favorite team or teams w/ the hashtag #myfavoriteNHLteam.”
That tweet proved to be more successful in mobilizing fans than originally anticipated, with tweets flooding in from fans affiliating themselves with their favorite teams. The collection is currently being pulled together…
from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,
In my never-ending goal to make life easier on you, the reader, I’m compiling a list of useful Twitter accounts related to hockey. If you’re not on Twitter, I suggest you sign up to follow some of these people because it’s a really useful way to get news and information quickly. It’s my guess that we’ll see every journalist utilizing Twitter at some point, but here’s who I’ve found so far.
read on for the Hockey Journalists and the Hockey Bloggers…
NHL.com has launched a contest to Get Out of the Cold: a trip for 4 to the Universal Orlando resort in Florida. You need to enter before the end of the first period of the Detroit Red Wings/Pittsburgh Penguins game on Sunday, and the winner will be announced by the third period.
Additionally—as Forechecker highlighted the other day—Twittering about this weekend’s game could earn you a subscription to NHL Game Center Live for the rest of the season. Just use the hashtag #NHLonNBC in your tweets, and you’ll be automatically entered.
*post originally dated Feb.6, 11:07am ET. Today’s game preview at NHL.com
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