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Social Media and Sports [Infographic]

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Did you know that there are more than 350 current and former NBA players on Twitter? For a bunch of guys who need to keep their hands free to to their jobs, these athletes are killing it on social media this year. This infographic has some of the most surprising statistics we’ve seen about how teams, fans, and brands are connecting online — especially the NBA.

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Chomp Is Gone From Android | Tumblr President Leaves | Rise Of Social Apps

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Apple Kills Chomp for Android (GigaOM)
Apple acquired app discovery service Chomp earlier this year, betting that it would help make app discovery easier and better on its iTunes App Store. The casualty of that acquisition is the Chomp for Android app which seems to have been discontinued. Ars Technica Chomp’s app allows users to search the App Store using a proprietary algorithm to figure out what apps actually do (instead of just using keywords or app names). The app also allows users to see which apps their Facebook or Twitter friends have reviewed, adding a social networking element to the service. MacRumors Apple reportedly paid about $50 million for Chomp, which also had a deal with Verizon to power its Android app search tools. That agreement will presumably be ending as Chomp completes its integration into Apple and focuses all of its attention on iOS. SlashGear Still, beyond the annoyance factor for Android users previously relying on Chomp to ferret out new software, the real interest should come when Apple better integrates the engine into its own store. According to sources speaking when the deal was first revealed, Apple intends to use the technology to dramatically improve the discoverability of new and interesting apps in its increasingly crowded store. Read more

Social Media’s Influence on the Sports World [Infographic]

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Being able to actually tell your favorite player that you are amazed by their strengths is a dream for fans.  Instead of raving to strangers at the latest bar, social media services like Twitter are letting an increasing number of sports fans talk with the world at large, and connect with other super fans.  Ideas like Twitter hashtags make it easy to rally around a team or player and discuss his/her performance.  A new infographic looks at the new social media sports world.

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Sports and Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

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It’s official: sports fans – and sports teams, organisations and athletes - love social media.

Platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have given fans the opportunity to stay connected  with organizations, teams, sporting personalities, news outlets – and each other – which has been hugely successful for everyone involved.

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The Super Bowl Sets a Social Media Record with 10,000 Tweets a Second [STATS]

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The closing moments of Super Bowl XLVI, which saw the New York Giants come from behind to edge the New England Patriots 21-17 with a last-minute touchdown, were so dramatic that they set a new tweets per second (TPS) record on Twitter.

The final three minutes of the Super Bowl saw Twitter users firing off tweets at an average of 10,000 per second, which is an all-time peak for a sporting event on the network.

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