I’m a big Ohio State football fan.
Whenever I get a chance to watch my Buckeyes crush opponents on television these days, I always catch myself checking my Twitter stream or Facebook feed in between plays and during commercial breaks. I may catch a commercial here or there, but for the most part, I am too busy socializing online about the game to pay attention.
Social media has become a regular part in my sports-watching experience. For kids growing up now, it’s a whole new ballgame than the one we grew up where we had to bear through every single advertisement impatiently wondering if there will be another first down. The geniuses at Espresso’s Infiltrators capture this essence perfectly in the deck below. They go through the age of sports that us ‘old folks’ went through and compare it with the new age of social media: sports 2.0.
Those who know me know I am very passionate about social media and its potential on the sports industry. Even today, I feel like we are only at the tip of the iceberg in terms of how social media can change our experience with sports. How has social media personally affected how you enjoy sports? I would love to hear your comments below.
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