Friday Feature: Anti-social media?

Social media – and in particular Twitter – has enriched the way fans interact with sport, sportspeople and each other. That increased accessibility is, by and large, very much a good thing. But not always.

We love social media here at VeloVoices. Of course, we have this blog. But there’s also our Facebook page, where provide more informal content with quick race results, photos, and whatever else happens to tickle our fancies. And then there’s our Twitter, which is the place to come for live race coverage and real-time chat, as well as being a vital source of information and entertainment which Kitty captures in her Tweets of the Week. If the blog is our equivalent of a Michelin-starred restaurant, then Facebook is our Pizza Express, while Twitter is our local coffee shop, where we catch up on the latest gossip. Continue reading

Tweets of the week

Funny, cruel, odd, personal … you get it all on Twitter. Each week, we’ll have a rundown of some of our favourite tweets.

Wiggins vs the BBC, David Millar and, well, the entire Twittersphere

One little tweet and the feathers start flying! BBC Sport started off by tweeting about their interview with Bradley Wiggins, in which they reported he said that David Millar should not be allowed to compete in the Olympics.

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