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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Social Networking and Henryville Basketball

I like to stay aware of some of the current trends with technology, and out of curiosity I composed a page on facebook. That curiosity flowed to twitter, and now Henryville Basketball is known internationally.
Starting with HickoryHusker.com, HHS had become more known statewide because of my membership there. I have developed friends who have become fans from all over the great state of Indiana.

When I started with twitter, I felt that it would be a good way to communicate with my players quicker. However, I started "following" basketball coaches and currently follow around 600 of them. They in turn, follow me. So Henryville Basketball started slowly to become nationally known. There are followers of us in Oregon, California, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Florida and others.

Then one day a man who would become a friend, Tane Spasev from Macedonia started to follow me on twitter. We became friends having basketball as a common bond. He and I became friends on facebook and I have now become friends on facebook with many international coaches. On last check, Henryville Basketball on facebook had 546 "fans" and they were from 9 different countries in the world. Macedonia, Serbia, Lithuania, Vietnam, Norway, Iceland, Spain, Cyprus, and China are just a few of the countries following us.

So, Henryville Basketball has gone international! Look for Henryville Basketball t-shirts to start popping up not only around Henryville, but the state of Indiana, around the country and around the world!!!!!