Author: Scott Goodacre

Southampton become first BPL club to join Snapchat

Snapchat – the temporary photo-sharing service launched in 2011 – has just snapped up (sorry) its first Premier League club. Southampton FC announced late this afternoon that they’d launched their profile, and encouraged fans to join them. The club are promising “behind-the-scenes photos and messages to our supporters”, as well as teasing “a few interesting projects”. We imagine this doesn’t include photos of intimate parts of first team players. The Premier League take-up comes hot on the heels of Snapchat raising $50m (£30m) from a hedge fund, and shortly after Instagram launched a rival service named Instagram Direct. #SaintsFC is...

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adidas launch Twitter account for new World Cup football

adidas have started their social media campaign for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup with the launch of the @brazuca handle, an account from their new ball created especially for the competition. The sports company have promised the account will offer “an alternative take on the game” in their press releases, and if the ball’s early Tweets are anything to go by they’re certainly different. I’m @brazuca, match ball of the 2014 FIFA #WorldCup. Yes I’m a ball. Yes I’m tweeting. Join me on my journey! #ballin — brazuca (@brazuca) December 3, 2013 After starting with the above...

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Twitter gets second ever Premier League manager

As pointed out by alt-3 Sports, thanks to the sacking of Martin Jol following Fulham’s 3-0 defeat to West Ham yesterday Twitter now has its second ever user who’s also manager of a Premier League club. Rene Meulensteen has taken over first team duties @FulhamFC making him the only PL manager currently active on Twitter: @meulensteen_r #FFC — alt-3 sports SM (@alt3sm) December 1, 2013 Step forward Rene Meulensteen, who has taken control of Fulham with immediate effect. To date he’s only sent out 97 Tweets since his first post near the end of September, and seeing as he...

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