22.Jul.2015 Should We Start Our Own Media/Press Corp?
Twitter is disruptive technology. Just look how easy it was for a blog like this to open a recruiting division. Now I’m looking into media/press. What I am talking about is Twitter Periscope. If you don’t know what that is, watch this brief video.
I don’t think Wall St is valuing the stock properly, and I’m not sure Twitter even understands the ramifications of Periscope. Essentially, anyone with a phone and the periscope app can stream live (yes, live in real time) to Twitter. This means several things for angrybeavs:
1. Anyone at a football game can stream that game and give different vantage points. For example, a perspective from in the stands, different view point, the fan’s reactions, dialogues, etc.
2. Anyone walking around campus can stream their interactions with players. We hear people claim, “I met player x in class, and he was a real jerk.” Well, with this technology, everyone can see that. Maybe impromptu interviews if you meet a player, etc.
3. Show practices (that are open to the public) in real time. Imagine being able to watch practices instead of reading summary reports? The reports are great, but it would be even better to watch the practice and maybe have Silverstream and others give commentary over it.
4. Various other uses. For example, a user can create and host their own show and field questions, creatively find ways to access coaches/ask questions, those who go to local high school football games can ask recruits questions, etc. The limitation is the user’s creativity.
Essentially this would all create an AB television/media division. We can have a twitter channel of our live streams and link it right onto the main AB site just like the recruiting. It also gets everyone involved in providing content.
This is extremely disruptive technology. The old paradigm is over. The question is: do you guys have any interest in this? It would require the AB army to be out there using this technology. If so, we can set up a periscope channel (I’m not sure how to do this part yet, but I’m sure it’s easy).
It’s interesting that Twitter is providing some of the most interesting technology out there; technology that actually has utility, and yet most people in finance are down on the stock. This is extremely disruptive technology. Did I mention that yet?? Think about how as soon as we launched a recruiting feed, Beaverblitz did the same a week later. Blitz has even stole leads from Beavrecruiting. The old media can’t keep up with the new, and the new technology is making their old business models obsolete — things happening in real time, where we can form opinions on the fly, are simply more interesting than things that happened in that past written down on paper and filtered through someone elses viewpoint or opinion.