NFL’s self-conscious expectations for social media and media self regulation
The NFL is taking a page out of the Twitter playbook and trying to self-regulate its social media presence with a new rule to help prevent fans from venting on the platform.
The league announced Wednesday it is taking steps to help fans feel more secure on social media by requiring fans to create a profile and posting a link to it in their feed to prevent tweets from becoming a distraction for their team.
The rule, called “self-consumption,” is meant to give fans an alternative to going to Twitter to vent.
Fans will need to create their own profile and link to the post.
The NFL also plans to require that fans post their tweets to a page in their feeds, which will be updated by Twitter every time a tweet is posted.
The idea is that fans can now keep a record of the tweets they have posted, and it will be easy for them to track how many people have tweeted at them, according to league officials.
The new rules are part of a broader effort by the league to increase self-awareness on social issues, especially around the use of social media platforms.
The league has been experimenting with different ways to help its fans better understand what they are talking about on social platforms and whether they are contributing to the debate.
Some teams have implemented their own tools that allow fans to monitor what they say and what they do on social-media platforms.
But the league has not done the same thing for fans.
The new rule would require fans to post their posts in their own feed to help them keep a track of the conversations.
The goal is to have a more accurate, balanced picture of what the conversation is about, said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy.
In a recent report by the Associated Press, the league said it is looking to develop an automated tool that would allow fans who do not have an account to log into the league’s social media account to monitor how the league and other teams are communicating.
“It’s a great example of a tool that can help us communicate more effectively and better understand the way we communicate with our fans,” McCarthy said.
“We have a lot of tools that we use to communicate with fans that are a bit more manual.”
The rule was announced during a meeting of the NFL Players Association, the union that represents players and has been in talks with the league about how to implement its own rulebook.
The union said it was also looking to implement a new social media filter that would help ensure fans are not getting “a little too close to the line.”
“We know that social media is a great way to express yourself, but it also brings out a lot more personal information,” said Brett Favre, the NFL’s All-Pro quarterback and an owner of the Minnesota Vikings.
“There is a lot to talk about when it comes to social media that you don’t want to get too close or get into.”
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