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Prospects: be smart about social media

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I guess this is a PSA type post in case anyone getting recruited is reading these boards.

    Once you enter this recruiting game, your tweets start getting read by a bunch of old guys who are going to form impressions of you based on what they see.

    Things like quoting lyrics from popular music can get mis-interpreted and cost you (happened to Yuri Wright).

    Short tweets without frame of reference are mis-interpreted (fans always assume you're talking about recruiting).

    Stuff that you'd normally joke about or that has been semi-private among your circle of friends goes to a national audience that doesn't remember what it's like to be a 17 year old guy (so friending porn stars doesn't make you look good).

    The way you talk to friends doesn't always play well outside your circle and the media is always looking to make a story out of you, so cuss words, racial slurs you might use when bantering with friends/teammates of other races, words seen as disparaging to women, homophobic language (even referring to something lame or stupid as "gay") can all make you look bad or even blow up in your face now.

    Do the "adults" need to lighten up? Sure. But they won't. It doesn't matter if you're in the right and being mis-understood. You're marketing yourself with your social media. Think about how you want to package that product to earn a scholarship now and, hopefully, endorsements deals later when you get your pro contract.

    I brought this up because of a tweet I saw from Penn State's recruiting coordinator this morning. Might be bull**** and he's just trying to send a message. Might be true. Don't take the risk of turning people off is the lesson, though.

    [tweet]494457320064421888[/tweet]
     
  2. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Damn kids with their fast music and loud cars!
     
  3. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Get off my lawn!
     
  4. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    BuffHerd Club Member Club Member

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    Damn, that's ruthless
     
  6. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Things of beauty often are.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Isn't Penn State already serving a penalty for that?
     
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  8. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    The irony of PSU being the paragon of supposed virtue does not escape me.....well played dply.


    So did the dropped prospect get jobbed by coach Hand?
     
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  9. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Coach Franklin dropping a candidate for ethical reasons? Put me in the skeptical camp.
     
  10. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Yep and it's killing their recruiting:

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  11. Gary Indiana

    Gary Indiana Club Member Club Member

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    The account had to be hacked, no?
     
  12. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    That was me. Not really hacking though, it's easy to change the text of tweets.
     
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  13. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Inspect carbon oxygen carbon potassium
     
  14. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Those go to tini.
     
  15. Gary Indiana

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    Nice work, sir.
     

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