Trending Topic in NFL: Twitter
The Redskins have hit the ground tweeting this morning:
@TrentShelton On my way to practice...thank God for waking me up this morning! U should do the same!
@RedskinsLB58 Back to work this morning, gotta make this team and make it better!!
Speaking of tweets, Twitter is changing the NFL landscape and nowhere is that more true than with the maroon-and-black (see above for latest evidence). Rick Maese writes:
While athletes have used blogs the past couple of years, they say Twitter is quicker, more accessible and less likely to be filtered through agents, publicists or team officials before publication. From the perspective of both fan and athlete, that's a good thing. But the National Football League is an image-obsessed league, routinely beset by athletes' off-the-field antics. Twitter has already grown into a social media tool over which the league has little to no control.
In all, 10 Redskins players use active Twitter accounts to keep in touch with friends and fans through 140-character bursts. It's part of a revolution that has touched other sports, but one that didn't boom in the NFL until after last season's Super Bowl. Since then, dozens of players throughout the league have opened Twitter accounts, giving fans an intriguing look at the offseason -- previously a period in which most players essentially disappeared from public view.
It has league officials and social media experts predicting the upcoming season will be unlike any before.
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