The 2010-11 NBA season marks a year of change for the Golden State Warriors: New ownership, new logo, new website, new uniforms, and now, new media.
Introducing "Tweedia Day."
The forward-thinking franchise put out a call today for active social media participants -- bloggers, vloggers, microbloggers, podcasters, Facebook users, web writers, and online photo journalists -- to submit an application on the Warriors' website "for a chance to represent their fans, followers and readers at Media Day, which has traditionally been an event closed to the general public."
Consistent with the standards of its referenced namesake, the Tweedia Day application asks fans to state why they should be included in the Warriors 2010 Media Day in 140 characters or less, with no avail of Twitlonger. According to the release, selected social journalists will "attend Warriors Media Day on Monday, September 27, and take part in the festivities right alongside traditional media members, while covering the events on their new and social media platform(s) of choice."
Serving as the unofficial tip-off to a new NBA season, Media Day offers local media outlets access to talk with players and coaches about the upcoming season before team practices commence.
Welcome to the Golden State of social media experimentation. Will you be one of the chosen Warriors?