#Sports140: What Does Twitter Mean To You In 2016?

 

Twitter is my all-in-one news source, search engine and microphone. I’m not quite sure how we functioned without it.”

Scott Stricklin, Mississippi State University, Athletic Director 

“News and views. Immediacy and immaturity. Free and free-wheeling. Interaction and reaction. The best and worst. Twitter. Our world.”

Adam Schefter, NFL Insider, ESPN 

“While @Twitter has certainly changed over the last 10 years, it’s still the place that teams and brands go to make news. #HeresToTheFurture.”

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Scott Kegley, Executive Director of Digital Media/Innovation, Minnesota Vikings 

“It means that I will instantly have access to promote clients, ideas & stories to the world; engage w/likeminded individuals; keep learning.”

Darren Heitner, Attorney, Heitner Legal 

“Drive #innovation. Engage #fans. Deliver #results. Twitter empowers @MLS & Clubs to deliver the best content to our fans at the right time.”

Howard Handler, Chief Marketing Officer, Major League Soccer 

“Today on Twitter, athletes possess more influence than ever before — creating a future where players, not properties, control access to fans.”

Blake Lawrence, Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer, opendorse 

“It can activate my fan community for a game, allow me to share my POV and send game updates quickly to an audience I know is always on.”

Ted Leonsis, Founder/Chairman/CEO, Monumental Sports and Entertainment; Co-Founder, Revolution Growth

Twitter means gathering your own news from sources around the world, while not having to buy the Walmart brands i.e. CNN, Fox, among others.”

Andre Williams, New York Giants Running Back

Twitter: the most valuable, efficient news delivery and consumption system out. Also lets me meet and interact with truly amazing folks.”

Rand Getlin, NFL Insider, NFL Network

Twitter has been a great platform for me to communicate and connect with the people that have helped make my career what it is today.”

Manny Pacquiao, Professional Boxer

“@LAGalaxy: Twitter allows us the opportunity to get the better of our competition both on the field and off. #FirstToFive.”

“Lower organic frequency. Higher impact through paid, native video and offline sales attribution.”

— Gatorade Digital Team

“#TwitterAt10 Great for live events especially sports but far too noisy compared to 2010. Need to fix onboarding & focus on UX over celebs.”

Sean Callanan, Founder, Sports Geek

“As an athlete it means “branding,” as an entrepreneur it means “networking,” & as a closet celebrity gossip addict, Twitter means my fix!”

Andrew Hawkins, Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns 

Twitter will (and always will be) the platform for real time networking, community building, news, learning, and mentorship for future pros.”

Dr. Karen Freberg, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Louisville

“Without Twitter I don’t exist, so I’m grateful. But I hate that Donald Trump’s real Twitter is the best parody account in the world. Unfair.”

Fake Bo Pelini

Twitter is to me…The opportunity to be informed. Be entertained. Be connected. All the time. Everywhere.”

– Jonathan Gantt, Director of Digital, Clemson Athletics 

“Happy anniversary, @Twitter. For 10 years you’ve equipped me with a platform to creatively tell my story to the lacrosse world and beyond.”

Paul Rabil, Midfielder, New York Lizards/United States Lacrosse

“Red, White & Trending. #Rio2016 @TeamUSA.”

Joey Maestas, Head of Social, United States Olympic Committee

“It’s the place where us journalists flocked instead of doing the smart thing and devoting time to Facebook.”

Jorge Sierra, Editor-in-chief, HoopsHype

“#Twitter enables me 2discover ideas, connect w/ gr8 minds & new talent, share insights, test ideas, & reawaken personal brands 2 new worlds.”

Kathleen Hessert, Chief Executive Officer, Sports Media Challenge

“YO. MY ALBUM IS DROPPING LATER THIS DECADE WHEN I CAN FINALLY GET SOME STUDIO TIME. PEACE. LOVE. DUCK. #Duck2016.”

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Mark Burns from forbes.com permission to repost

 

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