The Twitter Power Grid
We asked a a group of athletes about their habits and experience on Twitter. Here's how they responded.
How often do you check Twitter?
FOSTERTwo or three times a day.
MORGANBetween five and 10 times a day.
PHILLIPSAll the time.
DUDLEYHourly basis. It's like CNN on steroids.
MANGOLDFour to five times a day.
KIMTen times a day. Minimum.
FRANCISEvery 10 or 15 minutes.
Who introduced you to Twitter?
FOSTERMy business manager, Humble Lukanga.
MORGANI honestly don't remember but I think it was one of my college friends.
PHILLIPSMy sister and Chad [Ochocinco] Johnson.
DUDLEYJason Richardson. Shaq is the one who made me think about it and J-Rich is the one who was like, "Yeah, this is what it's about."
MANGOLDMy marketing guy, Russ Spielman.
KIM(LPGA player) Morgan Pressel.
FRANCISI was introduced to Twitter in 2009 by my friend, Dee Redd.
Three people you follow in your sport?
PHILLIPSAdam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) -- I just wanted to name AJ.
Three people you wouldn't think I follow?
Wish this person were on Twitter?
MORGANMy best friend Kayla Cook, who recently moved to Japan.
KIMMatt Kuchar. Because every tweet would come with a smile.
FRANCISI wish Jay-Z and Barack Obama actually wrote their own tweets.
Athlete from history I wish were on Twitter?
MORGAN It's not from history but I wish Kobe Bryant was on Twitter.
Last Twitter feud?
MORGANI've never been in a Twitter feud.
PHILLIPSWith my brother, P.J. He plays in the minor leagues with the Reds.
DUDLEYLast month. It probably happens every other month.
KIMFive minutes ago. And five minutes from now.
FRANCISGot into it with some Georgia Tech players last year after posting a picture of Maryland QB C.J. Brown breaking a long run against the Yellow Jackets.
Person I became friends with through Twitter?
FOSTERA winner of one of my Twitter contests who I treated to a Texans game and dinner.
MORGANRobert Griffin III.
PHILLIPSAndrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods.
MANGOLDEric Grego, creator of the Mangold Maniacs.
KIMAll the guys in the band Shinedown.
FRANCISFormer Maryland basketball star Greivis Vasquez.
Describe your Twitter followers?
MORGANSoccer fans and lots of teenage boys.
PHILLIPSThey're very motivated. They inspire me. Some followers have got a lot of hatred in their heart. They're very energetic. Very supportive. And they're loving, the girls.
DUDLEYFriendly, educated people.
KIMCollectively they represent every facet of my personality. Some are funny, some are grouchy, some feel fat, some are happy, some are sad. They're an amazing entity.
FRANCISFifty percent are crazed Maryland fans, ten percent are people I know and 40 percent I have no idea.