Thursday, June 02, 2011

Social Media Disconnect?

Not meant as a piling on, but just an observation of how there is a disconnect still with many about the public nature of social media. Ohio State current players made all the right moves with the local Columbus Dispatch. The initial reaction stories in the Dispatch observed that most players contacted said they had no comment. And, kudos for the transparent, they said they were instructed to not comment.

Again, no issue at all there. Unfortunately, more than a few of the players didn't think the "don't talk" instructions didn't apply to their Twitter feeds. Or, as the Dispatch wrote, "several" players Tweeted opinions, and then they added "a sampling" with three player's Tweets.

I'd be willing to bet they have been told posting on Facebook or Twitter is just like talking to the media, yet the players still did it.

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