Media & Technology: Web & Social
- Oops: HS Vandals Out Themselves on Social Media
by Jason Scott September 2016
Four members of the Robert Vela (Texas) High School football team got themselves into trouble for allegedly vandalizing facilities at a rival high school — and promptly bragging about it on social media.
- 76ers, StubHub to Launch Single-Game Ticket Platform
by Jonathan Tannenwald September 2016
The 76ers launch single-game ticket sales for the 2016-17 season Tuesday - the first time that single-game tickets will be available through the team's new partnership with ticket reseller StubHub. It's also the beginning of StubHub's new era of selling tickets for an entire venue, not just seats being resold by the original ticket-holders. When buyers log onto the 76ers' website, they will see some things that are familiar. That's because StubHub's licensed ticket-selling software is owned by Spectra, the Comcast-Spectacor subsidiary that runs ticket sales for many other events at the Wells Fargo Center.
- Russian Group Hacks WADA, Leaks U.S. Athletes' Data
by Rachel Axon September 2016
The World Anti-Doping Agency confirmed that its database had been accessed by an outfit WADA says is a Russian cyber espionage group. Known as Fancy Bear, the group released information on U.S. athletes Simone Biles, Elena Delle Donne, Serena Williams and Venus Williams on its website Monday.
- 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.