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Zags Take Fickle Tweeters In Stride

In 140 characters or less, Gonzaga basketball players have experienced boundless praise and stinging criticism from their followers on Twitter. One game, even one play, can generate tweets from both ends of the spectrum in a matter of seconds. It goes with the territory on the seven-year-old social networking site, which allows friends, family and fans a way of connecting online with their favorite athletes. Athletes can send unfiltered messages to their followers. “I’m not sure how I feel about it,” junior forward Kelly Olynyk said. “Sometimes it’s great, sometimes you want to get rid of it. It’s cool to keep in touch with people, but sometimes it’s a little over the top”/Jim Meehan, SR. More here. (SR file photo: Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos has 8,843 followers on Twitter, the most for any current Bulldog)

Question: Do you follow any high-profile people on Twitter?

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