Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday 02/12 A.M. Quickie:
Twitter, Favre, UNC, Pitchers, Catchers

It's very possible that today I became the first person to publish a full-blown sports column made up entirely of Twitter tweets. (It's certainly got to be the first time that has happened within mainstream sports media.)

(And it's not like I simply copied over Twitter posts -- but I made sure to run every item through Twitter to ensure it conformed to the 140-characters-or-less format.)

What a fortuitous moment to try the experiment: Did I really want to spend more than 140 characters talking about Brett Favre's latest retirement? No. Did UNC's dominant win over Duke demand more than two lines? No.

In fact, it felt like classic Daily Quickie -- especially the old "Odds and Ends" area that really was a super-quick-hit take on a random sports topic.

Anyway, check it out here, if only for the novelty.

Things I'm loving today: Dunn, Dayton, Pitchers and Catchers

Things I'm not loving today: Favre, Wake, Duke, Alomar situation.

Appropriately for today's column theme, I'll end it there. More later.

-- D.S.

1 comment:

CorrND said...

And appropriately for today's column theme, David Pogue at NY Times wrote about the Twitter phenomenon.