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A Tale Of Two Twitter Personas

Over the past couple of days, I’ve lost something like 100 Twitter followers. Percentage-wise, it’s not a huge number. But I usually don’t lose Twitter followers on a daily basis.1 So what happened?

I tweeted about sports. A lot.

Twitter is a funny thing in this regard. We’re (presumably) all dynamic individuals with a range of tastes, thoughts, and opinions on a wide spectrum of topics. But that’s not typically why people follow one another on Twitter. It’s usually for information/chatter about one topic, maybe two.

For me, given my background and line of work, that’s obviously technology. But I too have other interests — shocking, I know. Film is definitely one. Beer is definitely another. And sports is way up there. Yes, some people in the tech industry are as obsessed with sports as anyone else in the world. Blasphemy!

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Calvin Watkins on Dallas Cowboys’ cornerback Brandon Carr:

The Cowboys had arrived at Los Angeles International Airport early Monday morning after the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, when Carr got word his fiancée was in labor. Carr flew to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to be with her but couldn’t get back in time, so he dialed up his iPhone.

"I saw everything I needed to see," Carr told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I saw it all. Technology is wonderful these days. Sometimes you can’t control what’s going to happen. You’ve just got to go with the flow. I made the most of it."

This is the type of advertising money can’t buy.