The NBA season starts today on the court and on Twitter when the @WashWizards take on the @Cavs. There are currently around 400 players on Twitter - representing nearly 90% of the NBA, the highest percentage among all sports leagues.
The @Atlanta_Falcons stay atop the league after 8 weeks of action. Not only are they the only undefeated team and number one in the power rankings, but they also came out on top in our list of most Tweeted-about games. The standings are:
As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast of the U.S., here’s a roundup of accounts suggested by local and state government officials you can follow to get real-time emergency information, plus tips for using Twitter during a crisis.
In the event that power (and the Internet) are down, you can still get alerts from accounts on Twitter using your mobile device through text messaging (SMS):
#Halloween: Tweeting with the stars
@abcnetwork’s live Twitter chats continue on primetime episodes during Halloween week. This Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, fans can join the conversation on Twitter with cast members (everyone from @MarioBatali to @Snoopy) as well as fellow fans.
Earlier this summer, we introduced the ability to expand Tweets to see content previews, photos and videos right within a Tweet. At that time, we were working with a small group of partners. Today there are more than 2,000 ways to bring more interactive and engaging Tweets to your stream — on twitter.com, as well as Twitter for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
After a resounding four-game sweep, and a dramatic rain-soaked clinch in Game 7, the Detroit Tigers (@Tigers) and the San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) will face off tonight for the first game of the World Series. Of course, nothing can beat the experience of being at the ballpark. But Twitter can bring you closer to every pitch of the Fall Classic: to date, throughout the postseason, we’ve seen well over 15 million Tweets about baseball.
It seems like there are certainties every week in the @NFL; heroics, injuries, spectacular catches, and now, a comeback lead by Eli in the last two minutes, which lead the @giants to be one of the most tweeted-about teams yet again.
This week’s most buzzed-about games on Twitter are:
Tonight, the presidential candidates came together for the last of the debates to discuss foreign policy. And while it was a busy evening with several events competing for viewers’ attention, the political conversation on Twitter remained strong with 6.5 million Tweets sent about the 90-minute debate this evening.
Specific moments generating the greatest volume of conversation throughout the night were:
Tonight, the presidential candidates will meet at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida for their third and final debate, which focuses on foreign policy. With election day just 15 days away, we’re throwing the spotlight on several ways you can get closer to the campaign’s biggest issues and participate on Twitter.