Quick stats & initial thoughts from #spm2122 tweetchat of 9 May 2012

Quick stats and lists of questions from #spm2122 tweetchat of 9 May 2012

As previously written, I am conducting two tweetchats as part of my SPM2122 Sport Marketing unit/course that I teach at Edith Cowan University. The rationale for these chats is twofold: First, I seek to engage the students in social media and teach them to engage the wider community through their posts. Second, I seek to have inclusive discussion on contemporary issues relating to sports marketing. Class discussions are often dominated by a small section of individuals and people who are shy may not be confident to speak aloud in class. Thus, Twitter is a medium that can be used to give everyone an equal voice.

The rules and questions were:

I’ll moderate the Qs, chime in when you’re ready, refer to the ? In your answer (ie Q1- A1, Q2 – A2, etc) and tag your answer with #spm2122

Alright, let’s start with introductions. Who you are, where you are, your favourite sports team. #spm2122

The first question will be nice and easy to get us all comfortable and chatting with one another. #spm2122

Warm-up Q: For Aussie rules to become more popular worldwide, the sport needs to change its name? Your suggestions. #spm2122

Q1A: Recently, USA magazine Sports Illustrated (@SIow) printed a hashtag (#SILinsanity) on its cover. What do you think about this? #SPM2122

Q1B: Have you seen it before on mainstream media (tv, newspapers, anywhere)? Have you seen it since? Provide examples #SPM2122

Q1C: Hashtag use in mainstream media. Sign of things to come? #SPM2122

Q2A: Are the #LONDON2012 organisers being too strict in their restrictions of #socialmedia? #spm2122

Q2B: Volunteers can make or break an #Olympics, is restricting their #socialmedia usage a smart decision? Give reasons/examples #spm2122

Q2C: Ambush #marketing will happen no matter what restrictions are placed on #socialmedia by  #olympics organisers. Discuss #spm2122

Q3A: @PeterWilt1 recently wrote a piece on @sportbizinsider comparing the histories of the #MLS and #ALeague. Your thoughts. #spm2122

Q3B: Is there enough public support to sustain the #ALeague over the long-term? #spm2122

Q4A: The @pacers recently held a “faith and family” night with music concert before a game. Could that be done here in Australia? #spm2122

Q4B: #AFL stadiums have to now include a non-denominational prayer room. What are your thoughts? Does it impact you? #SPM2122

Q4C: Should sporting leagues attempt to be as inclusive as possible? Is this #multiculturalism at work? #spm2122

Q5: Should Athletes be paid when they attend the Olympic Games? Some NBA players say yes. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/dwyane-wade-ray-allen-think-olympians-paid-224740420.html;_ylt=Ajru4SQzQ.57IKXuwnDs1mO8vLYF Your thoughts? #spm2122

Stats:

The tweetchat took place on 9 May 2012 from 9AM to 1030AM

1604 total tweets. Of these 985 (61%) were original tweets, 497 (31%) were @ message tweets, and 122 (8%) were retweets.

69 participants -45 participants tweeted at least 15 times.

-Ranged from 105-1 (the top 20 ranged from 105-30)

-Note: I did not have the highest number of tweets. I led this chat and moderated when needed, but let the students drive the discussion more than last time. I was sixth in total tweets.

Twitter Trends in Australia – Trendsmap 9 May 2012.jpg

Once I get my thoughts together from yesterday’s tweetchat, I’ll update this post.

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