The Best (and Worst) NBA Teams on Facebook according to social media
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The NBA playoffs have begun. The emotions of millions are at stake every night.
But NBA franchises are also businesses, and those businesses depend on fans buying into the team, both literally and figuratively. And now, Facebook is the dominant place where those fans perform their identities online. The franchise Facebook page has become a key indicator of business health. 
So, Spanish researchers at the University of Extremadura decided to create a tool that would let them at least quasi-objectively rank teams’ Facebook presences. 
"Social media provide a unique and strategic means for sport teams to enhance brand management, encourage social interactions among fans, promote ticket sales, and cultivate a more favorable online experience," writes the research team, led by Francisco Javier Miranda in the International Journal of Sports Communication.
The list Miranda’s team compiled is interesting, too, because of how it intersects with the performance of the teams on the court.

Read more.[Image: Alexis Madrigal, data from Miranda et al]

The Best (and Worst) NBA Teams on Facebook according to social media

via theatlantic:

The NBA playoffs have begun. The emotions of millions are at stake every night.

But NBA franchises are also businesses, and those businesses depend on fans buying into the team, both literally and figuratively. And now, Facebook is the dominant place where those fans perform their identities online. The franchise Facebook page has become a key indicator of business health. 

So, Spanish researchers at the University of Extremadura decided to create a tool that would let them at least quasi-objectively rank teams’ Facebook presences. 

"Social media provide a unique and strategic means for sport teams to enhance brand management, encourage social interactions among fans, promote ticket sales, and cultivate a more favorable online experience," writes the research team, led by Francisco Javier Miranda in the International Journal of Sports Communication.

The list Miranda’s team compiled is interesting, too, because of how it intersects with the performance of the teams on the court.

Read more.[Image: Alexis Madrigal, data from Miranda et al]

Even the referees get tough during the Stanley Cup playoffs…

Even the referees get tough during the Stanley Cup playoffs…

Possibly the weirdest tradition in sports: Detroit Red Wings fans throwing out the octopus.  Tukka Rask of the Boston Bruins nearly gets hit by one in this playoffs game.

Possibly the weirdest tradition in sports: Detroit Red Wings fans throwing out the octopus.  Tukka Rask of the Boston Bruins nearly gets hit by one in this playoffs game.

In this 1979 camera test for The Muppet Movie: Fozzie gives a comedy show to real cows, Miss Piggy pressures Kermit to buy a house they can’t afford, and Kermit and Fozzie debate the merits of muppet existentialism.

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday steals a home run from the New York Mets

Bob Ross doesn’t just paint, he gives life advice…

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Follow this up with melodysheep’s tribute to this man - “Happy Little Clouds. Mr. Ross was responsible for much of the inspiration regarding my foray into art as a child.

A Standing Desk You Can Actually Afford

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Are you ready for this? A standing desk just launched on Kickstarter for the low-low price of $399. It’s already blown its fundraising goal out of the water with a month left to go.

StandDesk is a lightweight, eco-friendly desk that’s incredibly easy to use – there’s…

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it’s good to be helpful.