Media & Technology: Web & Social
- How to Follow the Olympics Using Twitter
by Alissa Mejia August 2016
The Olympics begin Friday, and as our heroes run, jump, swim and play in Rio, one of the best ways to connect with the action from home is through Twitter.
- Parks & Rec Dept. Finds Efficiency in Online Sign-Ups
by Brian Bethel August 2016
From men’s flag football to dog obedience programs to youth volleyball, the city of Abilene’s Parks & Recreation Department has made online registration for activities, facilities rental and memberships easier and more personalized.
- Recruiters Ramp Up Retweets as New Rules Take Effect
by Josh Barnett August 2016
The retweeting — and the race to retweet — is on. Under new NCAA rules that went into effect early Monday morning, college football coaches are allowed to retweet, like, share, repost or otherwise approve the social media activity of a recruit. They are not allowed to comment, tag or retweet with comments. As the clock ticked down to midnight in each time zone, it was clear the coaches -- or whoever is running the Twitter accounts of the coaches -- were ready. Within hours of the rule going into effect, Tennessee coach Butch Jones' account had retweeted more than 100 recruit tweets. TCU noted that coach Gary Patterson was in the office Sunday evening and he was retweeting deep into the night. Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck, Miami (Fla.)'s Mark Richt and Nebraska's Mike Riley were among the early prolific retweeters.
- Detroit Pistons Keep Fans Updated with Real-Time Email
by Stuart Goldman April 2016
The NBA regular season is coming to a close this week, but Detroit Pistons fans are among those looking forward to the playoffs.
And just as they have for most of the season, the Pistons will keep their fans updated during home playoff games thanks to real-time email, which updates fans with live scores and statistics.
- Social Media's Role in Crisis Management
by Vivian Marinelli February 2016
It is difficult these days to find someone not on some form of social media — especially during sports and entertainment events. The 2014 World Cup final holds the record for the most tweets per second with 9,667. The game took more than three hours to complete, accumulating more than 100 million tweets.
- Student-Athlete Given Five-Game Suspension for Tweet
by Takara Scott-Johnston January 2016
Hilbert (Wis.) High School basketball player April Gehl has been suspended for five basketball games for a tweet, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent.
- Columnist Suffers Broken Leg After Court Storming
by Takara Scott-Johnston December 2015
A Des Moines Register reporter was caught in the action as Iowa State fans stormed the court after beating in-state rival Iowa in Ames Thursday night. According to the Des Moines Register, Randy Peterson suffered a compound fracture to his tibia and fibula after possibly tangling legs with another attendee during the chaos.
- A Student's Online Rap Threatening Coaches Not Protected Speech
by John T. Wolohan and Louise Chouinard November 2015
Of all the freedoms Americans possess, perhaps none are more cherished than those stated in the First Amendment.
- Sponsored Video: TeamSnap Website Builder Overview
by AB Editors November 2015
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- NBA Announces Game Stream Purchase Plan
by Jason Scott October 2015
On Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced a new service that will provide fans with one-game access to stream NBA League Pass games live, via Facebook and Twitter.