Matt Hurst reblogs

Apr 24

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]

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…

Apr 23

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.

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A Brief Summary On How Online Publishers Deal With Change

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Apr 22

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Apr 21

A Standing Desk You Can Actually Afford -

wiredinsider:

imageImage via StandDesk

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…

Curtis Granderson: Major League creep!
(Full context here)

Curtis Granderson: Major League creep!

(Full context here)

Apr 20

via mtv:

it’s good to be helpful.

via mtv:

it’s good to be helpful.

(Source: phantomtoxiccat)