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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.79
If this is a lame thread, feel free to banish it, but I was wondering what everyone thinks of Twitter and what it has done to the industry.

We've seen it all recently, Jericho Vs. Miz, Kong announcing her release, the NXT rookies, and as of today Jericho promoting (and subsequently making me go look for spoilers) about Friday's Smackdown.

I feel that it adds to the connection between the stars and their fans, but I may be in the minority.

Any thoughts?

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    Originally posted by Captaincuba
    We've seen it all recently, Jericho Vs. Miz, Kong announcing her release, the NXT rookies, and as of today Jericho promoting (and subsequently making me go look for spoilers) about Friday's Smackdown.



well, at one point, I was following all the wrestlers. and I must admit, I got bored. I eventually dumped the hardyz and their posse. I still follow Miz (because he's awesome) and Show, Jericho tweets too much.

I didn't get any more from the tweets than coming here. Miz's are interesting, but I am growing bored with his too.



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    Originally posted by AWArulz
      Originally posted by Captaincuba
      We've seen it all recently, Jericho Vs. Miz, Kong announcing her release, the NXT rookies, and as of today Jericho promoting (and subsequently making me go look for spoilers) about Friday's Smackdown.



    well, at one point, I was following all the wrestlers. and I must admit, I got bored. I eventually dumped the hardyz and their posse. I still follow Miz (because he's awesome) and Show, Jericho tweets too much.

    I didn't get any more from the tweets than coming here. Miz's are interesting, but I am growing bored with his too.


If your just basing the opinion on how entertained you are by the person feed then you really don't have much of an understanding of twitter.

First foremost its mirco-blogging or like a short message system (SMS). Its become more glorified than such but I post about anything that is worth a laugh or even something mundane in the daily life. Now, people for what ever reason think that famous or public people have more interesting lives. Not really the case, were all the same in some aspect or another. The old saying of, "You put pants on one leg at a time."

Yeah, some of the stuff put into the timeline is garbage but I kind of like having a bit of material coming in. If its from wrestlers, celebrities, or just someone in the land down under of Australia. I'm down with what ever we get. Its meant to put people in touch & that's what enjoy the most about the site.




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    Originally posted by jwrestle
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    If your just basing the opinion on how entertained you are by the person feed then you really don't have much of an understanding of twitter.


Thanks, Mr. Know it all. You're so smart. Thanks goodness YOU understand twitter so much better than us lesser mortals.

Oh, yeah, I follow many well known people, many of whom can

a: spell

b: not cuss

c: write interestingly in 140 characters or less.




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    Originally posted by AWArulz
      Originally posted by jwrestle
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      If your just basing the opinion on how entertained you are by the person feed then you really don't have much of an understanding of twitter.


    Thanks, Mr. Know it all. You're so smart. Thanks goodness YOU understand twitter so much better than us lesser mortals.

    Oh, yeah, I follow many well known people, many of whom can

    a: spell

    b: not cuss

    c: write interestingly in 140 characters or less.



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Generally speaking, well-recognized, public companies aren't too crazy about their well-known ambassadors twittering on their own. Makes it more difficult to control the message. Plus, the folks in the company's publicity department tend to feel threatened by an ambassador bypassing 'em entirely to update the world about his life. Just their psychology.

But the WWE is a pretty effective adaptor to new technology. They're not perfect, but they're far better than most. I'll betcha that if twitter stays popular, within two years, all the WWE wrestlers' twitter feeds will be run by copywriters in the WWE marketing departments -- plugging storylines, spreading WWE-approved gossip, plugging PPVs & WWE corporate sponsors, etc.

JMO.



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    Originally posted by rv581


    But the WWE is a pretty effective adaptor to new technology. They're not perfect, but they're far better than most. I'll betcha that if twitter stays popular, within two years, all the WWE wrestlers' twitter feeds will be run by copywriters in the WWE marketing departments -- plugging storylines, spreading WWE-approved gossip, plugging PPVs & WWE corporate sponsors, etc.

    JMO.


Sort of like they did with Matt Hardy V1? "Matt Hardy hates mustard."

That would be very sad.

    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Thanks, Mr. Know it all. You're so smart. Thanks goodness YOU understand twitter so much better than us lesser mortals.


Ok, mistaken the high & might reference, not what I was going for. Thanks for playing.

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
    Originally posted by jwrestle
      Originally posted by rv581
      I'll betcha that if twitter stays popular, within two years, all the WWE wrestlers' twitter feeds will be run by copywriters in the WWE marketing departments -- plugging storylines, spreading WWE-approved gossip, plugging PPVs & WWE corporate sponsors, etc.
    Sort of like they did with Matt Hardy V1? "Matt Hardy hates mustard."

    That would be very sad.
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    Originally posted by KJames199
      Originally posted by jwrestle
        Originally posted by rv581
        I'll betcha that if twitter stays popular, within two years, all the WWE wrestlers' twitter feeds will be run by copywriters in the WWE marketing departments -- plugging storylines, spreading WWE-approved gossip, plugging PPVs & WWE corporate sponsors, etc.
      Sort of like they did with Matt Hardy V1? "Matt Hardy hates mustard."

      That would be very sad.
    Matt wrote those himself.


Yes, originally but soon there after creative took over & it kept watering down. Openly blogged about it too. Remember how they gradually over time they phased out the loading entrance?




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Perhaps this is irrelevant ... but are there any pro wrestlers who have achieved "Verified Account" status?

I understand that the vast majority of wrestlers are C-list celebrities (at best), but I find it kind of strange that I have yet to see a single wrestler marked as a verified account ... almost as if Twitter doesn't think that they're big enough "names" to have that designation bestowed upon them.








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    Originally posted by Alessandro
    Perhaps this is irrelevant ... but are there any pro wrestlers who have achieved "Verified Account" status?

    I understand that the vast majority of wrestlers are C-list celebrities (at best), but I find it kind of strange that I have yet to see a single wrestler marked as a verified account ... almost as if Twitter doesn't think that they're big enough "names" to have that designation bestowed upon them.
Weirdly, Shannon Moore -- Click Here (twitter.com) -- and, less weirdly, Matt Hardy -- Click Here (twitter.com). But not Jeff Hardy.

And not Kevin Nash or Chris Jericho, for example. Maybe some of them just aren't bothering to apply for verification?

Twitter's verification help page (Click Here (twitter.com)) suggests that there's a combination at work -- the Twitterer has to apply and then Twitter, I guess, decides if you're worthy of the badge.
    Originally posted by Twitter
    Although we're not verifying all accounts, we'll try to work with you if your account is constantly competing with parody or impersonation accounts.
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Pretty much all the WWE Divas Twitters are verified.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.60
    Originally posted by Mr Tuesday
    Pretty much all the WWE Divas Twitters are verified.

Maryse, Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, The Bella Twins, Jillian Hall, Lilian Garcia, Ashley Massaro, and Tiffany are not. Michelle McCool and Mickie James are. There are presumably others but this is just from looking at Kelly Kelly's "following" list.

Interestingly, Stone Cold Steve Austin is not verified. Now, I don't know if that's interesting because he's such a big star or because I just can't see Stone Cold using Twitter...

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