Here’s an interesting phenomenon for you. I was never so much into watching football games. But as I was reading through posts on TweetDeck (I just recently started using Twitter), I read this tweet by Phil Windley:
RT @gardenglen: for those who do not have the BYU v. Tulane game on … BYU 34 Tulane 3 end 3rd quarter #BYU #MWC
34-3?!? That was so astonishing I had to search it out. I clicked on the #BYU link, which opened a separate search panel in TweetDeck. This pulled up all the recent tweets containing that hashtag. Most of those had score or play updates.
So, what do I do with this new-found tenchnological fascination? Follow the football game by listening to what people say about it.
UPDATE: Just a few minutes ago, voler tweeted this:
#BYU Rally event page… http://bit.ly/BYURally. Within minutes 1,155 invited.🙂 Bring it, BYU!
A Facebook event was created for the rally at the airport tonight at 9:00 pm to welcome home the triumphant Cougars. And within minutes the word got around to over 1,000 people!
Information travels quickly with Twitter and Facebook, eh?