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Social media and today’s sporting world

Today, the Australian football world was rocked hard by the news that Port Adelaide player (now former) John McCarthy died in Las Vegas while on holiday with teammates.  The news first broke via Twitter and then spread like wildfire across media agencies, online newspaper websites and general Twitter users.

After the meltdown over Australian athletes using Twitter at the London Olympics, and being too socially active, a lot of questions are being raised about the huge prominence of social media and its sometimes dire consequences.
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