Twitter goes hand-in-hand with many things: awards shows, presidential elections, TV ratings. But one thing it hasn’t quite figured out yet is sports – and that’s exactly why ESPN and the NFL Network will not be tweeting their first round picks during this year’s NFL draft.The NFL has been quick and willing to embrace social media. Its players and teams are so entrenched in Facebook and Twitter that there’s actually going to be some monitoring going on. The organization held an invite-only show that coincided with the beginning of SXSW. And the social media circle jerk that is the Super Bowl is second to none.But the problem with real time sporting events is that the powers of predictive social media aren’t as fun or interesting as they are otherwise. It can be fun to see who Twitter thinks will take home Best Actress at the Oscars. It can be interesting to find out what politician is “winning” Facebook. It can make you want to choke a kitten to hear anything sports-related before witnessing the real deal.If none of this is resonating with you, just indulge me: You’re watching the draft. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell takes the stage and is about… Read full this story
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