I’m delighted to announce JA on F1 Tweets, an exciting new service for the 2010 season.
The idea of this subsite is to bring the sport and the fans closer together by pulling together tweets from inside and outside the sport in one place. What’s so special about it? The key is that you don’t have to be a twitter user to enjoy the wealth of insight and information about the sport that is available from twitter – and often nowhere else!
Think of this like a playlist; I’m the filter and this is my personal choice of Tweets I follow, from inside the sport and the best of the fan tweets. It’s pretty comprehensive already, but over time I will add in more feeds, as more teams and drivers come to the party. But I’m filtering out the junk and creating a genuine touch-point for the fans to the sport.
Here you will find insider information, the teams, the drivers, the journalists, the paddock insiders working on the commercial or technical side and I will work behind the scenes with them to develop the community.
And I will continue to review who’s making waves among the fan twitterers. So if you work in F1, or are a fan with something interesting to say and think you should be on here, then use the Suggest an ID box or send your Twitter ID to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take a look.
We also have twitter feeds from F1 media around the world, from the BBC to Brazil. The latest articles from websites and blogs as well as the traditional media are all linked to if they are ‘tweeted’ about.
So if you want to hear it first – you’ll hear it here first!
This week we will be live in Valencia, pulling together the tweets with the latest news on the testing. Click on the “Live at Valencia” tab.
But there is more to it than that. The navigation of this device makes it really simple to find the tweets you’re really interested in. Want to know everything that is being said about Ferrari today? Then click on Ferrari in the display of team’s tweets and you will get all the latest tweets from the team and ones about them.
Click on Ferrari in the Search column and you’ll get all mentions of Ferrari from across the site. It’s a multi-dimensional new source – if one of the drivers or teams is the centre of attention for any reason, you can quickly pick up everything that is being said about them from inside and outside the industry.
We’ll be working on further improvements during the season, and would love to hear your ideas and feedback for how we can improve the service.
Click on the link to explore JA on F1 Tweets.