Dienstag, 04. Juni 2013
1 Race, 37 Teams and 168 Drivers. Here you find every link you need to get in touch directly.
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During the preparation of my LM24 visit I was digging through the entry list to familiarise myself with the race. It soon became too much, so I used Excel - which as well soon became too much. Some programming later I had a database and what started a few days ago as my personal excercise can now be enjoyed by everybody: all drivers and teams with their Homepage, Facebook Page and Twitter Account and as we are in a competitive racing environment I did some trick programming to add the follower count too.
What’s in it?
I hope you like it! In case you do I might make this a regular exercise. As you can imagine it was a lot of work, but now I have installed this as a local database setup and updates are much easier. (Pulling the follower numbers takes several minutes, so I decided to publish as plain html.)
To collect all this information I had to visit every single one of the racers and teams. And I was a little surprised to see that pretty much all of them had room for improvement in their way of internet communication. Even though some use professional agencies, but still get certain things wrong. I try to summarize my findings below.
There is not a single accout, which I would rate as role model - all (!) have things they could improve on.
Best Practices in my view for Drivers / Teams:
If you want to push further, here are some extras:
It’s that easy.
The most common mistakes I have seen: no mention of the the twitter/facebook accounts on the hompage. No homepage! No mention of the homepage on the Twitter account. Different usernames. Profile / Homepage hard to find on Google.
When you start on Facebook, please make yourself aware of the differences of
I’ve seen all of the above in the ’13 Le Mans grid. As a high profile person/team you want a Page!
On the good side of things: racers seem to like twitter a lot and to keep in touch with each other. For us fans this is great, as we can listen and stay in touch.
No matter what happens, I will keep this list as the 2013 Le Mans entry list. Any changes before the race will be reflected and afterwards it will stay as is here in my blog.
Have a good race everybody - see you in France!! :)
All drivers with Twitter account are now collected in this Twitter List: twitter.com/renntv/LM24Racer.Forum, Twitter oder Email.
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