5 "Best Of" Seahawks to Follow on Twitter
I'll confess, I'm a bit old-fashioned.
When my wife mentioned that she had set up a Twitter account a few days ago, I honestly rolled my eyes and groaned. For someone who really doesn't care about every ridiculous thought Ashton Kutcher and Kim Kardashian have come to mind, it seemed, well...
At the same time I figured I needed to keep an open mind to at least give it a try and see what all of the fuss is about before passing judgement.
While I'm still not quite sure about social media, what I can quickly gather is that it seems to be a bit of a popularity contest.
This comes down to how many followers one has, the frequency in which they post, and ideally the quality of the content they share.
As I started tooling around, I figured I should probably see what sort of coverage the 'Hawks have and thought it might be entertaining to share my initial thoughts.
Please understand I'm still a newbie at this, so if I miss someone here or totally miss on a point or two, I am more than happy to hear some constructive opinions.
Best Official Source: @Seahawks
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For the purposes of this article, I figured I would put together a "Best Of" in order to help categorize what I've been able to find.
As a starting point, I figured I should begin at Seahawks" target="_blank" title="@Seahawks">"The official twitter account of the Seattle Seahawks."
With over 87,000 followers and 8,000 tweets to date, it would seem that the 'Hawks have basically a one-stop-shop for all of the official team info, whether you want to know about OTAs, what's new at the Seahawks store, or what the SeaGals are up to...
Best Friend: @PeteCarroll
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Pete might be coaching the 'Hawks, but he's still giving shout outs and props to just about everybody in LA whether it's the Kings hockey team getting to the Stanley Cup Finals or the USC men's tennis team winning the NCAA title.
When he's not reminiscing, he's telling us to call home for Mother's Day, crediting Larry Bird for winning executive of the year in the NBA, posting clips of Will Ferrell on SNL, offering support to cancer fighters, and helping promote some of the Seahawks' sponsors.
Essentially, Pete is a man of the people who is always promoting positivity, and occasionally he seems interested in football.
In a way, it's refreshing that Pete actually has interests away from the field and a sense of humor to boot.
Too often in life people take their work too seriously and forget to keep perspective on the world outside of work.
Best Player: @Earl_Thomas
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Suppose it makes sense for a guy that could or should be considered the best player on the team to have the most fans.
With 321,000 followers and 4,700 tweets, Earl Thomas would seem to have the biggest following by far for any of the 'Hawks.
Reading through Earl's tweets, you can see in why that is, especially when he comments on his day-to-day adventures or the NBA playoffs.
Best Seattle Sports Writer / Host: @dannyoneil
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Seattle Times writer Danny O'Neil currently has 12,100 followers and 8,600 tweets.
Of all the writers currently posting on the local scene, he appears to have the biggest following.
Hard to say right now, especially since it's the 'Hawks offseason.
Instead, like a lot of people, he's following the NBA playoffs and offering a running commentary on the games.
Perhaps you could also make a case for Dave Softy Mahler over at KJR?
Best Fan Site: @PaulGAllen
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This one I really think I'm going to need some help and look forward to your input.
For now I'm going with the man who is writing the checks.
Paul Allen on a day to day basis is actually quite fascinating given the fact he's got quite a few different things on his plate.
Everything from owning the Seahawks, not to mention the Portland TrailBlazers, fundraisers, to having lunch in London, and helping provide a Belgian Waffle recipe from the 1962 Seattle World's Fair...
Right now I'm still not sure about Twitter, but it seems like the kind of place that every once in awhile is worth checking out.