Athletes and Social Media

There is no shortage of stories regarding athletes and social media. Many fans follow their favorite athletes (college and professional). Approximately 19% of internet users in the United States are sports fans. (Phua 109) The surge of popularity of social media has caused many popular college and professional athletes to create accounts. For the most part, the media, educational institutions, and other professional organizations struggle with how to handle the issues that arise when it comes to athletes and their social media accounts. Continue reading