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UW Imposes 20-Tweet Limit On Live Events 196

theodp writes "GeekWire's Taylor Soper reports that the University of Washington has capped live sports coverage at 20 Tweets per basketball game (45 for football) and threatens to revoke the credentials of journalists who dare exceed the Twitter limits. Tacoma News Tribune reporter Todd Dybas was reportedly 'reprimanded' after drawing the ire of the UW Athletic Dept. for apparently Tweeting too much during UW's 85-63 Sunday win over Loyola."
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UW Imposes 20-Tweet Limit On Live Events

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  • by mwvdlee ( 775178 ) on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @06:38AM (#41965595) Homepage

    This story has a 20 post limit, please stop posting or your account may be revoked.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @07:00AM (#41965663)

    Can we upvote this so that everyone who go "that is so stupid, what kind of rationale could there possibly be?" can find their answer straight away?

  • by smittyoneeach ( 243267 ) * on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @07:42AM (#41965843) Homepage Journal
    People have got to be trained that the only sustainable liberty is managed liberty.
    Bandwidth is a precious resource, and we cannot allow our Precious Bodily Phrases to be diminished by more than 20 Tweets per event. People could get excited, and drive up medical expenses.
    Of course, managing communications will require a comprehensive regulatory regime. That means jobs. Now, don't get all wrapped around the fact that a day spent poring over Twitter logs and tallying Tweets has no real product. It's a job, and that means a reliable vote from the sucker in the chair.
    The act of fining people for Exuberant Tweeting, of course, is a revenue stream of the government. That means more tax agents, bean counters, and a few more lines on the tax code. Don't worry; the tax code isn't predicted to topple until its height exceeds 10,000 meters.
  • Re:Points (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13, 2012 @08:07AM (#41965931)

    A football game is 90 minutes, 45 minutes each half.

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