Most of you likely looked at the title of this post and wondered, “Tommy, what the heck are you talking about? Fantasy Sports is not social networking.”
On the surface, it’s easy to see why the game could be viewed that way. But I’m here to tell you that fantasy sports are as much a vehicle for social networking as Facebook, Flickr, and even foursquare / gowalla.
We’ve all heard the abundant hype about social media and how 2010 is when it will truly reach critical mass. One thing is clear…it provides a platform where your voice can not only be heard, but amplified and passed along. While this is a huge benefit of using social networking sites, it also provides quite a challenge to measure the impact of conversations to which you are not privy.