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ESPN’s Top-10 Ranked Players Compared Via Social Media (#NBArank)

ESPN.com along with the TrueHoop Network recently ranked NBA players from No. 500 all the way to No. 1, which was claimed by the Miami Heat’s, Lebron James. At Sports Networker, we took the top 10 players from the list and compared them across the social media networks of facebook, twitter, and youtube. Check out our findings…

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London 2012 “Socialympics” Proves Twitter Is The New Sports Bar (INFOGRAPHIC)

Olympic organizers dubbed the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as the first ‘Social Media Games’ or better yet, the ‘Socialympics‘. With Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and a variety of other social media platforms for athletes’ voices to be heard, the International Olympic Committee had the unduly task of regulating and monitoring competitors’ comments. However, when the dust settled,…

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Ronaldo Wins “Golden Tweeter” Award During Euro2012

The competition may have ended with Spain claiming the Henri Delaunay Cup, but it was Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo who scooped the title of “Golden Tweeter”. An infographic produced by theScore.com has uncovered which players and teams were the champions of Twitter during the tournament in Poland and Ukraine. In total, nearly 12 million Euro 2012 specific tweets were sent…

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NBA Social Playoffs: And The Winner Is?

What if the NBA Championship wasn’t decided on the court, but rather from social media follower numbers? This infographic done by The Score, takes all on court performance out the window and shows who would win the NBA Championship if it was determined by social media. Here is the breakdown of the winner of the…

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The Most Engaging Athletes on Twitter

Which athletes do you like to follow and interact with on Twitter?  Who catches your attention with their comments on hot button topics in the sports world?  Sometimes the athlete wants to draw attention to their charity or hold a contest on Twitter to give away a signed jersey or pair of shoes. Other times,…

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Athletes on Twitter: Which are Getting Beat by Tweets and Who’s a Winner?

Athletes on Twitter: A Popular Pastime off the Field There was a time we admired athletes for their physical prowess and feats of heroic strength, but we didn’t really know their true colors. It’s awfully difficult to get to know someone from the five words they say in the locker room during the post-game interview….

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Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz – 12.1.3

The Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Online Marketing Coordinator – Steve Richards  Sports Business From Albert Pujols to LeBron James – Are Top Athletes Overpaid? “But what, exactly, is the assertion behind “overpaid?” Most who say it simply mean that “athletes make too much money,” an understandable opinion….

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Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz – 11.12.20

The Sportsbiz Weekly Buzz is a collection of articles curated by Sports Networker’s Online Marketing Coordinator – Steve Richards Sports Business You Say Potato, Idaho Says Cha-Ching  “Companies that sponsor these games are hoping you’ll be thinking about them when you turn on the TV or walk into the stadium. From pizza and fried chicken…

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A New Era at the NBA

Watching live NBA games this week there is one game that really stood out and drew media and online attention for all the wrong reasons:  The Cleveland Cavaliers V Miami Heat game on March 29. Superstarter Lebron James didn’t feature in the pre-game announcements -apparently he was in the restroom – instead ‘appearing’ on the…

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Sports and Social Media in 2010

2010 was a big year in the world of sports and social media, as leagues, teams, individual athletes, and sports fans alike began to truly understand and harness the power of social platforms. For me, 2010 was the year when social media went mainstream in the world of sports. There were many highlights, too many…

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Top Twitter Athlete of 2010

In 2010, we’ve seen professional athletes come a long way in social media, and perhaps there’s no better platform as evidence of this than Twitter. The amount of engagement in the last year going on in the space has been phenomenal but after doing polls on the top sports professionals and top sports resources of 2010,…

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Kobe Bryant’s Social Media Enigma

When we think of social media in basketball, a lot of names come to mind. Shaq was the pioneer. Steve Nash engages with fans with the same smoothness he does orchestrating the basketball court. Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh make announcements on Facebook. LeBron makes notes of his haters. The list goes on, but Kobe Bryant isn’t…

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