I’m not really sure what the big deal is with Twitter. Sure, I use Twitter, but I never quite know what sort of updates to post. Should I divulge into juicy personal details about my life like, “At grocery store. Cool Ranch or Nacho Cheese Doritos?” Should Twitter just become my RSS feed for all of the articles I write? Example:
nhlgirlHockey’s Big Three Bailout:http://tinyurl.com/amxuos
Or, should it be a place to simply write what I am doing in 140 words or less? Example: “Sitting down to write a feature on the Penguins Extra Attacker Fantasy game.”
Lately I have gotten into following various NHL team’s Twitter Feeds and while it’s fun to observe the culture of each team through their Twitter Feeds, it’s obvious that some of them, like me, also have no idea what to tweet about yet. Take the Carolina Hurricanes for instance in this tweet:
nhl_canesThe Hurricanes lost a tough one 3-2 on Thursday at Dallas. Next up, the Capitals on Saturday at Verizon Center!
Really Hurricanes? I’m glad you tweeted that, or else how would I have known this breaking news? I especially like the exclamation point at the end of the tweet, it really emphasizes the importance of the tweet. But hey, at least the Canes are trying, I mean, a lot of teams don’t even have twitter feeds yet.
I love that the Habs tweet first in French, and moments later, post the same tweet in English.
- CanadiensMTL#canadiens Halak in nets Saturday, Kovy still sick http://twurl.nl/l7xy8p
- CanadiensMTL#canadiens Halak dans les buts contre les Devils, Kovy toujours sur le carreau http://twurl.nl/342q87
This tweet from the Vancouver Cannucks was a personal favorite from this week:
VanCanucksMore photos from the Canucks Mother-son road trip: http://tinyurl.com/ce5yb7 #canucks
Many teams have an annual dads trip, but this is the first I’ve heard of a moms trip. Guessing by the expressions in these photos, the players seem to really love this tradition.
I actually stopped following the Red Wings twitter feed after about an hour, becuase they had SO many updates, I got mugged down by it all. The NHL on Twitter will be a weekly feature here on NHL girl, so check back to see the best tweets of the week. In the meantime, feel free to follow my feed on twitter, but don’t expect me to tweet regularly.