The Sacramento Kings (yeah, they are still around, who knew?) are looking to reward “influencers” who tweet about them with the “royal” treatment during Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.
â€œThese influencers have tremendous online reach â€” they live to talk on Twitter,â€ Garth Holsinger, Klout vice president of global sales and business development, said in a news release. â€œThe buzz comes in the form of a huge conversation on Twitter, Facebook and other major social networks.â€
Will tweeting about the Kings make them play better? Can an influencer make them not cough up a 13 point halftime lead at home? Can the hash mark them enough to make the games exciting?
One person will be chosen to sit in on Coach Paul Westphalâ€™s postgame news conference.
Oh, joy, that will be a scream. This person will get to listen to Westphal try and spin something positive out of another horrible performance. “Yeah, we’re doing some really positive things right now…we just need to execute down the stretch and not turn the ball over so much.”
Go professional sports!
I’ve been playing with Google’s Realtime feature today and it is not bad. A search for “sacramento” results in mostly Twitter updates using the #sacramento hash mark. You have the option to filter by updates with images, zip codes (like a search for folks using #sacramento in Rancho Cordova, CA), etc. I’m not sure how this is helpful to you or anyone right now, but I’m COMPLETELY aware that “15 injured in hard landing at Sacramento airport” (the RT function on Twitter really gets annoying using this tool).
I am tracking references to this here web log. No one seems to be tweeting about Turty Squip though.
There’s a new shopping-list aggregator slash celebrity-death announcer program on the market called Twitter, and some of your favorite Sac Rag contributors are on it! Follow @CoolDMZ, @RonTopofIt, @stickiepants, @SinghintheCity and of course @TheSacRag.
We are jumping into this new media world with both feet. “With both feet” means you wait until something’s saturation borders on disgusting before you try it, right?
Via twitter-athletes.com, here is a listing of Sacramento Kings on Twitter.
It looks like Jon Brockman leads the way with over 30,000 followers (blog about that, JT!).
Former River Cat, Nick Swisher, cracks the overall top 10 list with 936,016 followers.
What does this all mean? I have no idea. Twitter is still lost on me, but apparently the kids love it so who am I to judge?