Some Surprises From Twitter

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For those who follow @PlaySpogo on Twitter, you know we’ve been tweeting up a storm recently. (And for those who aren’t, go follow us right now!) We love reaching out to sports fans on Twitter and jumping into the conversation.

However, as is common with Twitter, things sometimes are not what we expect them to be. Here are some examples we’ve noticed:

1. #Patriots is only sometimes talking about football.

Most tweets using the hashtag #Patriots are about New England football. But a lot of them aren’t. A lot of them are from hardcore conservatives…

2. A lot of Red Sox tweeters speak Spanish.

Baseball is a global game, and a lot of baseball players come from Spanish speaking countries, so it makes sense that there are a lot of Spanish speakers who are fans. But in taking a quick look through #RedSox, nearly 20% of the tweets were in Spanish! How bout them manzanas? (That’s a Spanish word, look it up).

According to Google translate, the above tweet translates to: “Outstanding player, a Warrior with blood #RedSox an honor for us to have in the Nation for Life! Let’s Go Red Sox…”. No matter the language, people are happy in that Red Sox 2nd baseman Dustin Pedroia has signed a lengthy contract extension.

3. The personal touch of a robot

In the Twitter world, some people believe it’s polite to thank users who follow them. It’s nice and it gives a personal touch. However, several times now after following someone, we’ve been sent a direct message from an obvious robot that reads something along the lines of “Thanks for following me. Please check out my YouTube page … – via justunfollow.com”. Doesn’t that give you the warm feeling of a real person welcoming you into their lives?

On another note, we’re getting excited about launch! Are you? We’ll be beta-testing Spogo soon. Please email me at harry@playspogo.com if you would like to participate. And remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

P.S. Feel free to tweet at us anytime. We know you’re out there and want to talk sports!

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