Monday, January 24, 2011
There were alot of things I found interesting in the readings from this week but I have been obsessed with these websites we stated working with this week. The social networking experience and uses of hosting sites like Flickr and microblogging sites like Twitter only add to the experience. You could communicate all of your information to a team simply by using all of these sites. If you had a team sponsored Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr account for your team to follow you could put up everything from your practice schedule to playbook. Show them your scout videos and gameplan at their leisure. You could really communicate with your team on a whole new level. The other reading were more technical but the reading about social networking and Facebook in particular was great and really made me think about all the uses you could use it for with a team. I also have started a Flickr account. The picture I have has nothing to do with KIN 710 at all but is of my fiance and her mother. I wanted to put that up there first becuase she is th reason I am doing this. You can follow my flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanielrharris/ or my Twitter @NateRHarris.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Hey guys, this post is to talk about something in technology that I am interested in this week. This week I am all about the use of social networking in the recruiting process. Although this is not necessarily a new topic this week and has been talked about before I really got into this week. The use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks in the recruiting process is at a fever pitch with College Football recruiting in full swing. Whether is the direct contact with kids via the sites, fishing for interests, or just trying to find out where you stand in the kids eyes these sites are used profusely. Some of the larger programs will have people whose only job is monitoring recruits sites and updating the team's site. With the ban of texting, it has made finding other ways to contact kids paramount in the recruiting process. Recruting is the lifeblood of any program and you are only as good as the players you get. Social networking is here to stay and coaches who figure out the best ways to use it will be here to stay as well.