So there is this website that has been around for a while that is booming, you might have heard of it, it is called Twitter, never heard of it? Well it is time for you to crawl out of the rock you are living under. Since 2007 when it was founded, Twitter has exploded and become the top micro-blogging website on the web. Breaking news, Lastest updates and even what you are having for breakfast can be tweeted out in just 140 characters or less.
It is amazing how much Twitter has progressed into everyday life; people can get involved in conversations about popular topics through the hashtag system. The hashtag system has become the best way to stay up to date with any topic; it led to creating an open conversation that anyone could become a part of. This single idea of the open conversation with twitter and hashtags has led to TV and Radio intergrating it into part of their telecasts.
One big intergrator is the National Rugby League, for the past 2-3 years they have exploded on twitter, each game has their own Hashtag,( example Sydney Roosters Vs the Newcastle Knights will use #NRLSYDNEW) Any show linked to the NRL has an account and the NRL have their official account. Teams are using Twitter to keep their fans updated with player injuries, signings, and the wellbeing of the club. Clubs like the Sydney Roosters have asked fans to include hashtags like #Represent1908 and #RiseAgain in their tweets to show their support of the team and to send the best wishes to the players who also use the same hashtags on their accounts. The idea of the open conversation really has worked in this case because fans are connected to their clubs 24/7. We basically will always know what any of the NRL Players are eating for breakfast on game day thanks to twitter.
Wow, that is a lot to take in and it really is just a small snip of the NRL’s use of Twitter. This use makes it easy for Players to talk to the Fans, keep track of game scores and even get the most accurate news for one’s team. Can it get any better than this? Well yes, think about the open conversation again, you can comment, voice your opinions and even question players and clubs about their decisions. You don’t like that Luke O’Donnell got dropped for Martin Kennedy this week? Well why not go to twitter and say something like “@SydneyRoosters Why did you drop LOD for Kennedy this week? #Represent1908 #RiseAgain”
So if you haven’t got a twitter yet, did I convince you to get one? Are you signing up now? I don’t know why you aren’t this website has so many uses I’m sure you can find a reason to use it, even if it is to upload a picture of your breakfast or correct people on their use of sneak peek.