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Just read an interesting article in the DRF about social media platforms like Twitter and how many trainers use it to inform interested parties of their horse's status, next races, thoughts, etc.
It's funny, in a strange way it appears to me that many fans who follow Rachel Alexandra/Zenyatta/Giacomo on social media pages are probably those who seldom, if at all, wager. While other fans who follow guys like Quigley or trainers like Graham Motion, probably do wager and some a lot, but not more than they normally do because of reading Tweets.
Bottom line is that although I feel Twitter, Facebook, etc, can be an additional means of communication to attract racing audiences, and certainly can't hurt, I'm not sure they really help racing. I'd hate to see horse racing start to rely on media outlets such as these in lieu of other benefits to racing fans, such as lower takeout, cleaner tracks, better live/simulcast amenities, etc, etc.
Do you really care about horse racing Tweets? Do you follow a specific trainer(s)?
Would you rather have horse racing Tweets available at your finger tips (pun intended) all day long or would you rather see racetracks take a more direct approach in making the racing experience more enjoyable and beneficial?
Or a combination?
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Avatar: My cuzin Isaac Murphy - a jock I'm tying to emulate in character and winning percentage - almost 47% lifetime.
I've been on twitter a little over 2 weeks. First as @pickfiveandy and then as @racetrackandy. Let me do the LOL first. With @pickfiveandy I was thrown out in record time. Probably about 1:45. Nobody, including myself could figure out why. So I signed up as @racetrackandy and that worked well for about a week then I was tossed again but am now reinstated on both. I have an idea why they suspended me and I'm not really sure why although I have an idea. It's is a fun venue especially if you're playing the same track with some people you know across the country. Almost like sitting in a box at the track with them. That part of it is fun. Where you get into trouble is discussing sensitive issues like using lasix (I'm for using it) and/synthetic surfaces which I don't like. Now that I'm reinstated on both accounts my main one is @racetrackandy and I will probably delete @pickfiveandy. It got heated a few nights ago but I think I have it figured out now. LOL The over/under on the next ejection is 25 days and all the action is on the under.
I hesitated to do it for years but gave it a shot and almost exclusively follow the people in the category of horse racing. It's worth giving it a shot. You don't really need to put your personal information like your real name if you don't want to. You can pick who you want to follow and who you don't want to follow.
Lots of real time sports comments as well.
And if you're not an Obama fan follow Tammy Bruce. She pulls no punches.
Here is her last tweet:
Tammy Bruce @HeyTammyBruce
Hey Tweeps, I'll be Mystery Science Threatre 3000ing The Jerk's SOTU Tuesday, streaming on @talkstreamlive at 6p PT. Don't miss it!
sweet jesus even the Pope is on twitter and facebook.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/world ... .html?_r=0
no disrespect to the afflicted, but since the Pope is resigning mebbe Rose could take over his account, would be 119% more likely to seek wise counsel from her in the first place as long as she didn't wear that funny hat eh...
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