Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Power of Twitter - Cubs Update

We started twitter at the beginning of the year, we had no idea that it would so quickly become the source of major information. From celebrities to sports stars, Twitter is the new great way to get the word out, or in some cases, get in trouble. As for the Cubs staying in Mesa, a lot of the discussion today happened within Twitter's friendly confines, with the biggest news coming that Senator John McCain has made a pitch for the Cubs to stay in Mesa via his official twitter page (@SenJohnMcCain).

Also in the news, Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) discussed the issue quite a bit today on his Twitter feed, ultimately driving his blog post on Mayor Smith's defense of the Cubs onto the front page of AZCentral. In some ways, Resnik has become the Valley's tweet reporter of note because of his updates from the Coyotes hearings and other important local events.

With Senator McCain on Mesa's side and the Mayor telling the rest of the Valley "hands off," we have seen some big news today. Hopefully, more names will start to come on board as they realize the tremendous financial impact that the team has on the entire State. We have a feeling that Twitter will play a major part throughout which is why we recommend everyone should probably follow Keep the Cubs (@KeeptheCubs).

1 comment:

Heath Reed said...

Its good news to see the senator getting involved, but Im not that impressed at the Twitter level. I would personally like to see more of a personal level instead of just tweets about the Cubs staying in Mesa. I do like that the mayor is very serious about this, telling us the truth and looking for help to KEEP them in Mesa, not just the state. I think it is moving in the right direction, but to get this done, the money has to be there. As of now, that might be the biggest hurdle.