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The Game Change Infographic Tracks the Impact of Twitter on Athletics

 - Apr 29, 2012
References: kttape & holykaw.alltop's Game Change infographic examines the integration of social media into the world of professional sports. Trending topics on Twitter are often evident of what is happening in sports, from World Cup and Olympic Games buzz to NHL playoffs and NCAA March Madness. Social media offers those not able to catch the game live on television a chance to follow the game and keep track of the score.

The informative graph includes a list of the top five athletes on Twitter (by followers) and provides examples of sporting stars who skyrocketed to fame thanks to online buzz, like Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin. Also included in the infographic are examples of when the integration of social media and professional sport goes wrong, and an explanation of how connecting fans to players directly over Twitter changes the dynamic of any league.