The rapid growth of social media on the Internet has changed the world of news, entertainment, music and maybe even more so than anything, the landscape of sports.
From the beginning of chat rooms in the early days of the Internet, that soon morphed into platforms like MySpace, Facebook and other social media outlets, the rapid improvements of technology now allows people from all over the world with similar interests to connect in a matter of seconds.
After 21 years of covering the Buccaneers, PewterReport.com (formerly Buccaneer Magazine and Pewter Report), joined the ranks of becoming an all-digital media outlet when the company laid its printed magazine to rest in 2009. Since then we have tried to stay on top of the latest social media trends.
Where the future of social media goes is anyone’s guess. Who could have imagined their smart phones becoming more powerful computers – for a fraction of the cost – than what was on the PC market just 10 years ago?
While a new PewterReport.com is under development and should be on the horizon later in 2014, there are several other ways PR fans can follow us and connect with us in addition to our current website. Take a look and connect with us on these different social media platforms:
TwitterTwitter is one of the most popular social media outlets in use worldwide with 645,750,000 register users. PewterReport.com uses Twitter to update breaking news, post links to our latest stories and provide information to Bucs fans all over the world. Currently PewterReport.com currently has 14,200 Twitter followers and is one of the largest media sites on Twitter that cover the Buccaneers.
To connect with PewterReport.com click here: https://twitter.com/pewterreportFacebookFounded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, Facebook is the largest online social network. In 2008, Facebook had 100 million users, and as of January of 2014 has over 1.2 billion users. Like Twitter, PewterReport.com uses Facebook to post news, our latest stories and also interact with our readers. We also post photo galleries from games including Buccaneer cheerleader photos during the season.
To connect on Facebook click here: https://www.facebook.com/PewterReport?ref=ts
InstagramInstagram is a photo-sharing mobile website which has exploded in popularity since it was first rolled out in 2010. With over 200 million monthly active users, Instagram is the No. 1 mobile photo-sharing platform. PewterReport.com recently set up an Instagram account and will update it with candid, behind-the-scene photos from training camp to game days.
To connect on Instagram, download the app on your mobile device and then search the username: PewterReport
LinkedinPewterReport.com began using Linkedin last year and it has been a great tool to connect to individuals and businesses. LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 277 million members in over 200 countries and territories. PewterReport.com posts sponsorship specials and employment opportunities on Linkedin on a regular basis.
To connect with PewterReport.com on LinkedIn click here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pewter-report
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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