As you all know, I love Infographics, and here’s one that examine’s social media‘s influence on the world of sports. Interesting statistics: More than 80% of sports fans monitor social media sites while watching games on TV, and more than 60% do so while watching live events. While watching live events! Wow. That explains all of those people in those $200+ box seats behind home plate glued to their smart phones.
Players have capitalized on social media and fueled massive buzz as well. More than 9,000 people per second tweeted about Tim Tebow after he threw an unexpected touchdown pass in last season’s NFL Playoffs. Jeremy Lin gained more than 550,000 followers in a single month while taking the NBA by storm earlier this year. And soccer stars Kaka and Ronaldo have leveraged their sport’s global reach to become Twitter’s two most-followed athletes. Enjoy!