I need some help with Twitter. Odd that not long ago, Twitter was considered the Segway of the internet. Something only celebs would use and sad people would care about: “OMG! Aston is eating fries!!!”
Now? Twitter is more important to even old people like Rich Stowe and people who haven’t used a PC since Al Gore was inventing Google so he could look at Naked Women when Tipper was out making Luther Campbell the most famous Hurricane since the one that hit Galveston.
Let me tell you why I need help.
Not long ago, as some of you know, I used to run informativesports. Due to the dumbass who owned the site- the bulk of us are now over here, but that’s another story- and I had a twitter, ISwriters.
Never really used it I’m under 1K total- but I did discover following OTHERS and with my live (4 kids, 2 jobs, etc) it made it VERY easy to get updates on games and keep up with what I cared about.
By the way, with ISC dying later this year- I have changed my username to NCshvDavid. I normally use mine to respond to others and make snide comments. Since I’m not normally on my PC and my twitter at the same time- I don’t send a lot of bit.ly or yfrogs out. http://twitter.com/NCshvDavid
But I’m not asking you to follow me, I’m asking you to help me on WHO TO FOLLOW. A true rarity in the internet/twitterverse, I’m sure.
My requirements: (Note: This is my PERSONAL list, my opinion, not endorsed by SportsNickel or Santa Claus.)
1. Worth reading.
I don’t want 90% of your tweets to be links- If I cared about your site- I’d GO TO YOUR SITE and SEE THE COLUMN. I don’t mind a link – thats fine, but give me a reason to follow you.
http://twitter.com/InsideHoops does a phenomenal job of mixing it up- they list links to their rumors pages and game updates- but also ones like this
LEBRON JAMES TO NEW JERSEY!!! Because he’s on the Miami Heat, and they play the Nets in NJ today.
Indiana Pacers waive Magnum Rolle. Both Magnum Rolle and Magnum, P.I. remain unsigned and available at this time
During the decision, IH had me rolling. Thats what I want.
2. See Rule #1
3. I’f I’m a deserted island, and your twitter feed is the ONLY one I see, I should be able to follow along. Certain TV people (I can’t call them “reporters” anymore) seem to forget that we are not all sitting in front of a row of TVs watching EVERY GAME and have nothing to do BUT that.
Fellow writer John Mitchell (http://twitter.com/RollTide93) does a good job of this- other than WAY too many tweets about baseball, at least I will get an update everytime Bama scores. For some reason his twitter went down during the South Carolina game, but still . . . .
I used to follow Trey Wingo- who did a solid job of keeping me informed, and forwarding other TV personalities from ESPN. But I just can’t deal with 800 messages a day like
What a catch there
DerekGraves i see your thought coming true..in the very near future
wow what a throw by troy smith… falling down
Oh yeah- nothing like 400 of those every weekend.
4. No baseball.
5. I like Football, and MMA, Hoops got me for the NBA.
6. Don’t tweet 100 times a day. Jason Whitlock and Bill Simmons get exemptions- to all rules – deal with it.
7. Twitter to me is not Facebook. Don’t confuse the two when updating. If I see 80 messages a week on what you are eating expect me to unfollow you
So if you have a good twitter, please suggest below- or mail it to me NCshvDavid@gmail.com . I’ll try to post in a week or two the best I got.
of course, Follow http://twitter.com/sportsnickel and