Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Social Media Slam Dunk
As with TV shows, viewers can now watch any March Madness tournament game live online with March Madness On Demand. Can we say second game screen? I am sure many basketball lovers will be connecting to Internet TV as way to watch more than one game at once.
But not only can viewers watch any game live and streamed right to their computers, they can watch games from an iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. By downloading the March Madness On Demand apps viewers can watch every game of the tournament.
Where would March Madness be without a Facebook page? No need to wonder. The NCAA has a Facebook page dedicated exclusively to March Madness. With 189,735 current “Likes” the page shows locations and dates of games, provides history on the tournament, photos, opportunity to order tickets and a quick guide for anyone planning on going to the Final Four.
The NCAA also has a Twitter account for March Madness, @marchmadness with more than 17,527 current followers. Two of the top hash tags to use are #NCAA and #MarchMadness. Fans are sharing on Twitter by rooting for their favorite teams and sport reporters are providing play by play updates.
This is yet another example of the pivotal role of social media and its ability to help people stay connected. How are you watching the tournament and staying connected this year?