Rankings are for official athletics twitter feeds and I will periodically update the rankings.
Speaking to some high-profile student-athletes tmrw re: social media. What is your advice?— Craig Pintens (@UOPintens)February 11, 2014
The question received a lot of great responses, which are worth sharing;
Social Media gives you an opportunity to share your story
@LoLo_TwoOh Well said Lauren, some of our SAs have huge followings, which is a great opportunity.— Craig Pintens (@UOPintens)February 11, 2014
@UOPintens Think before you type - and occasionally give fans small snippets of harmless insider views/experiences - brings people closer— Martin Stigaard (@martinstigaard)February 11, 2014
@ALentzOU Love this piece of advice, student-athletes have such a great opportunity to create a personal brand.— Craig Pintens (@UOPintens)February 11, 2014
Think before you tweet
@BryanDFischer Love it Bryan, very similar to Herm Edwards, “Don’t Press Send”.— Craig Pintens (@UOPintens)February 11, 2014
@UOPintens Before you press “tweet” ask yourself, “is this how I want to represent myself, my family, my team and my university?”— Thomas Boldon (@TomBoldon)February 11, 2014
@UOPintens add value vs noise. Be intentional. Don’t underestimate the potential size of your audience. Be positive. Tell your story.— Kevin DeShazo (@KevinDeShazo)February 11, 2014
The media may have an interest in what you tweet
@UOPintens Heard this: “Your grandma isn’t on Twitter but she can still end up seeing your tweets on the local news. Post accordingly!”— Jonathan Gantt (@Jonathan_Gantt)February 11, 2014
@UOPintens The only thing I can think of that is not covered - always be aware that your tweet could wind up on the local 6 o’clock news— Woody (@Elvis_Of_Metal)February 11, 2014
@UOPintens Tweets don’t disappear. Ever. Plan for your tweets to be put on TV, big web sites, and on a projector in front of the team.— Dan Rubenstein (@DanRubenstein)February 11, 2014
Every day is a job interview
@ChrisYandle Thanks Chris. Very similar to my two rules 1) Treat every post/tweet as press conference 2) Build your personal brand.— Craig Pintens (@UOPintens)February 11, 2014
@UOPintens I always ask students if they were in a job interview and their Twitter feed was put on a screen, would they be worried?— Kristi Dosh (@SportsBizMiss)February 11, 2014
@SportsBizMiss We have eliminated people during searches based on his/her twitter feeds & not just for entry level jobs.— Craig Pintens (@UOPintens)February 11, 2014
@JeffWMason It was for an Asst AD position & on paper he was very qualified.— Craig Pintens (@UOPintens)February 11, 2014
Two ways to determine a successful day:
1) You learn at least one new thing
2) You help, mentor or teach at least one person.
Move the needle.
My parents caught the American Football bug when they cam over to watch me play. Fortunately for them the NFL plays two regular season games a year in London. Here is Sarah Keenan’s analysis of today’s Steelers vs. Vikings game and a look forward to the 49ers vs. the Jaguars.
"Just got back and a bit fed up with the Steelers. We cheered on the Steelers although it was the Vikings home game."
"The last minute was agonising and frustrating. I was not too impressed with how they protected the QB even though Roethlisberger is experienced he was sacked 6 times and threw at least 3 balls into nowhere. 4 losses in a row! Met two ladies from Pittsburgh who were resigned to it being a bum season. They are great baseball fans and the baseball team is doing better they said."
"We were up in the gods so you would not have seen us. I have two pristine Miami Viking flags which I refused to wave! They blow a horn when they have a 1st down, a field goal or a touchdown and they sing a silly country type song and run round with purple flags."
"I think it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars home game at the end of October. they will be munched by the 49ers."