Every time there is a major sports event going on there are millions of viewers. In the past these viewers are sitting with there friends enjoying it in front of the television. With Twitter, we can enjoy the game with our online friends and strangers. Trending topics of major sports games are commonplace now. Twitter allows fans to participate in a discussion of the game rather than just hearing the sportscaster on the tube. Twitter makes sports more entertaining.

In 5 – 10 years, we will see some new technology come out of Twitter or another social networking site to focus solely on fans “Tweets” and make this experience even more enjoyable. If there is a third party API developer that focuses on this, there is no doubt that they could gain market share. We could eventually have virtual buddies (that met through the internet) where users can share information. We are seeing more and more of this and we will continue to see it in the near future.