Realizing Social Media exists; Monitoring regular season opponents

I didn't realize that the era of Twitter and Facebook was developing a new moniker. I always considered it Social Networking. Seems easy enough. You're being social. You're networking. Social Networking. However, out of that belly comes a new form of socializing, in which players, celebrities and whomever, are starting to bypass the traditional media, in favor of the same technology used for Social Networking. This new moniker is called Social Media.

One is trying to get people to listen to his latest musical efforts. Another wants to engage fans and get his message out directly, bypassing mainstream media outlets. And a third is trying to promote his charitable work to ensure kids eat well and live healthy lifestyles as well as some restaurant ventures.
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All three are players for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals, but they share something else in common. Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, tight end Ben Utecht and safety Chinedum Ndukwe are all using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter to reach new audiences and fans.

+ There is reason to monitor Brandon Marshall updates. Why? What does another receiver matter in another city? The Bengals host the Denver Broncos on September 13. If the Broncos trade their leading receiver, or if there's enough discord between team and player that diva receiver decides to sit, then the Bengals could greatly benefit. However, before you get excited about the Broncos firing less rounds than allowed in the clip, Marshall is reportedly "on-site" with the team. But he doesn't look happy and Mile High Report notices that Marshall uses "I" much more than "we".

A more intriguing note about the Broncos is that we should keep an eye on whether or not first round running back Knowshon Moreno, who hasn't reported yet, will be ready if he's involved in prolonged negotiations. Then there's Kyle Orton, who lost his only start against the Bengals. The date, September 25, 2005. The score. Bengals win, 24-7. The performance. Orton completes 17 of 39 passes for 149 yards passing. The best part. Orton threw five interceptions. Then there's a rookie head coach. I won't predict a win or a loss in July, but the Broncos, at this point, are more unknown than known. And it would be nice for the Bengals to get over their disasterous 2008 season with a win out of the gate.

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