Media & Technology: Web & Social
High School Coaches Back UGA's Social Media Scrutiny
by Michael Carvell; Staff August 2014
Mark Richt's decision to drop a Georgia football recruit for misbehaving on Twitter didn't surprise many high school coaches across metro Atlanta. "I think it's an excellent policy, and I wish there were more stories like this to drive the point home to the kids," Central Gwinnett coach Todd Wofford said. Social-media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are extremely popular among recruits. It gives the prospects a chance to express their thoughts and to interact with fans, while providing the colleges an opportunity to monitor a kid's personality and behavior.
'Ask Jameis Winston' Twitter Campaign Backfires on FSU
by Jessica Chasmar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES August 2014
Sports information director Elliott Finebloom said they expected some negativity, but didn't anticipate the scope of it, the Associated Press reported.
More Coaches Monitoring Players' Twitter Use
by Dirk Facer Deseret News August 2014
When it comes to Twitter, many college football coaches have a pretty good handle of what their players are doing on the popular social media network.
Cubs Sue 'Unofficial Mascot' Over YouTube Bar Brawl
by The Associated Press July 2014
The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that was captured on video and posted online.
Mississippi State, K-State Set Up Football Series via Twitter
by Michael Gaio July 2014
Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin and Kansas State's John Currie gave new meaning to social networking on Friday. In what might be a Twitter first, the two athletic directors agreed to a home-and-home football series using the social network.
Angry Minority Destroying Social Media
by Dennis Van Milligen July 2014
Popular AB contributor Chris Yandle, assistant AD for communications at the University of Miami, wrote a great post for our website in May about our collective love/hate relationship with social media.
Fundraising Website Launch Includes GSU Renderings
by Doug Roberson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution July 2014
Georgia State debuted a website for its Panther Athletic Club, which included new renderings of facilities it hopes to build. The website, www.georgiastatepac.com, had been under construction for six months.
Introducing Endurance Sports Events to Digital Media
by Diane Mastrull; Inquirer Columnist July 2014
As triathletes, one professionally in the past and the other because she's clearly a glutton for torture in her free time, Holden Comeau and Jayme Anne Goldberg have an informed perspective on endurance sports. And not just that they are brutal. The two noticed a costly deficiency: Events managers were not using online video advertising. That meant they were seriously limiting outreach to potential participants and sponsorship revenue, Comeau and Goldberg said.
Is Social Media Making Us Anti-Social?
by Chris Yandle June 2014
Is social media making us anti-social? The answer is complicated.
Rec Facilities Survey Fails to Ask What Residents Want
by SCOTT TAYLOR, SCOTT TAYLOR, Staff Writer June 2014
A survey of fields, courts and gymnasiums is the first step toward figuring out what recreation facilities the city needs, Mayor Jonathan LaBonte told city councilors Monday.