Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin and Tiger Woods are just a few of the beneficiaries of social media. Tebow and Lin got their big break and blew up overnight, while Woods was able to regain some of his fans. Thanks to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, sports news now reaches the public faster than ever. With more than 60 percent of the population having at least one social networking site (SNS) it’s obvious how going viral can be beneficial.
KT Tape pulled research from various sources including: ESPN.com, The Wall Street Journal and BleacherReport.com to see just how much of an influence social media has on sports. Some of the stats they were able to pull together might surprise you.
Check it out for yourself below.