Vote: Should you tweet while attending a game?

February 15, 2012


So you're at the game, and there's a brilliant/hilarious/crowd-pleasing thought you have to share with the Twitter world—right away. Should this behavior be encouraged or frowned upon?

GO FOR IT

Want to supplement your live sports experience with Twitter? Go for it. Live-tweeting during sporting events spurs lively debate among game watchers following you, and the best commentary usually surpasses the rehashing you'll hear on TV. Unlike, say, tweeting a performance of "Macbeth" from your seat in a darkened theater, most games are lively enough that a little tweeting from your seat won't distract your stadium neighbors. As long as you're not infringing on the experience of those sitting near you, it's a win-win.

--Lisa Arnett (lmarnett@tribune.com | @redeyeeats)

STOP IT

If I see that phone come out one more time, Master Tweeter, I'm going to smack it out of your hand. This is a sporting event, not the Oscars. No one is waiting with bated breath to read your snarky comments on Reed Johnson's facial hair. It was all well and good when you tweeted that the starting pitcher has a terrible ERA on the second Tuesday in June when relative humidity is 20 percent or lower, but the tweet about the little girl who sang "The Star Spangled Banner" sounding like a deranged chipmunk went too far. I'm revoking your social media privileges for the next nine innings.

--Georgia Garvey (ggarvey@tribune.com | @gcgarvey)

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