December 18, 2009

Sports + Twitter = Spitter: Some veterans of and have launched Spitter, a microblogging service for sports fans. They bought the domain from a dentist who thought it might be useful for his business.

posted by rcade to general at 03:55 PM - 7 comments

I already signed up. Kind of lonely.

posted by justgary at 04:01 PM on December 18, 2009

Emphasis on the beta. I really don't see the value proposition: a small coterie of sports nerds on Spitter or a hashtag and half the western world to talk to on Twitter during a game.

posted by yerfatma at 04:04 PM on December 18, 2009

Yup. It's the dilemma of every site that wants to be another Twitter. But I could see a sports microblogging service being successful, if it offered a bunch of team-based information you could follow.

posted by rcade at 04:12 PM on December 18, 2009

I agree. Not much utility to it yet.

posted by Scottymac at 04:27 PM on December 18, 2009

Use Spitter while you can before Gaylord Perry finds out about it and gets an IP attorney to shut them down on a name identity infringement basis.

posted by beaverboard at 04:37 PM on December 18, 2009

Roberto Alomar's a natural choice for a columnist.

posted by dfleming at 08:00 PM on December 18, 2009

What a really juicy idea!

posted by irunfromclones at 03:08 AM on December 19, 2009

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