Wednesday, March 30, 2011

#SIDChat Transcript for March 30

Had an excellent group join us for #SIDChat this week with 32 hopping on and over 350 comments.

Topics ranged from budgeting for the CoSIDA Convention to how to handle an opposing team's historic feat in a release to favorite typos.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

#SIDChat Transcript for March 23

Great company, great discussion, great time. Yes, it was another installment of #SIDChat.

Spent time talking about media training for coaches and student-athletes, various aspects of social media and hodge-podge of other items.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Dear SIDs, media is catching on to what we're becoming

For those in attendance at the CoSIDA Convention in San Francisco, a lot was made about being "your own media." With the growth of the Internet and social media, it has become very easy and simple for organizations to be their own media.

Our reliance on getting in the local paper is not as strong as it once was. We don't have to get in the local paper for our stories to be seen and heard.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

#SIDChat Transcript for March 16

Had a good time on this week's #SIDChat.

Spent a good deal of the team talking about the joys of postseason play, traveling and much more.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Yes Virginia, some coaches, athletes know what integrity is

A couple days again, one of my favorite people in the world - Kelcey Zutavern, the SID at Central Methodist (Mo.), tweeted this story, and I am so thankful she did.

In a week dominated by what seems to be the college athletics scandal du jour, it's refreshing to see a student-athlete and coach try to do what is right and make sure everyone has a level playing field.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

#SIDChat Transcript for March 9

Crowd was a little down this week for #SIDChat, but given that we are in the midst of yet another crossover season, it is to be expected.

Topics ran the gamut as we touched a few different things.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Thinking before tweeting: what's the fun in that?

I had been being to write about this for the past couple weeks, but well, the SID life has gotten in the way. And while the story is a two weeks old, I feel it provides an important lesson.

Paul Hagen, who covers baseball for the Daily News in Philadelphia, recently wrote a column entitled, "Careful with that new social media," in which he speaks of how people overreact on the littlest things on the Internet and fan the flames of rumors quickly and rapidly through the wonders of social media.

Oh, what tangled webs we weave when we don't think before we tweet.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

#SIDChat Transcript for March 2

It was another baseball edition of the #SIDChat this week. (Translation: I was working a game and trying to keep up :) )

Lots of good dialogue as we discussed a lot of social media issues among other things.