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How Twitter Has Changed the Way Fans Consume Baseball

I was not a big Twitter guy before I began working for the MLB Fan Cave. I knew what it was, and had friends that were very active on it, but it didn't seem like something for me. I figured that since I was rarely able to contain my thoughts in 140 characters in real life, there was little chance of me doing it successfully on the internet.

I was wrong. I use Twitter constantly now, and find it to be a more immediate source of news and information than using a television. Obviously, some things on Twitter need to be taken with a grain of salt, but for the most part, it can be a useful tool.

The aspect I enjoy most is how it can immediately connect fans on different sides of the country. I can ask a trivia question, or ask who deserves to be in the All-Star Game, and within seconds I've got answers from people in different states and in some cases, in different countries.

Technology has certainly shrunk the world. Though I think that we still need to try and remember the importance of direct human contact, platforms like Twitter and Facebook have made jobs like this one possible, so I can't be upset about their influence.

As the world continues to shrink and technology continues to grow, I'm curious to see what will come next. Is the time drawing near when we will no longer have to go the stadium but instead put on a special pair of goggles and be instantly transported, at least visually, to whichever stadium we choose?

What do you think will be the next technological advancement to affect baseball? Tweet me at @rwags614

I was not a big Twitter guy before I began working for the MLB Fan Cave. I knew what it was, and had friends that were very active on it, but it didn't seem like something for me. I figured that since I was rarely able to contain my thoughts in 140 characters in real life, there was little chance of me doing it successfully on the internet.

I was wrong. I use Twitter constantly now, and find it to be a more immediate source of news and information than using a television. Obviously, some things on Twitter need to be taken with a grain of salt, but for the most part, it can be a useful tool.

The aspect I enjoy most is how it can immediately connect fans on different sides of the country. I can ask a trivia question, or ask who deserves to be in the All-Star Game, and within seconds I've got answers from people in different states and in some cases, in different countries.

Technology has certainly shrunk the world. Though I think that we still need to try and remember the importance of direct human contact, platforms like Twitter and Facebook have made jobs like this one possible, so I can't be upset about their influence.

As the world continues to shrink and technology continues to grow, I'm curious to see what will come next. Is the time drawing near when we will no longer have to go the stadium but instead put on a special pair of goggles and be instantly transported, at least visually, to whichever stadium we choose?

What do you think will be the next technological advancement to affect baseball? Tweet me at @rwags614