Funnily enough while I was watching the Community Shield it suddenly struck me that a Twitter for footy fans would be a great idea. Non-football fans could then avoid endless transfer tweets, while lovers of the beautiful game could indulge in tactical chats without worrying about annoying their followers.
And then today I hear about bantr.com – a social network for footy fans. It looks fun – if a little over-complex – but hopefully it will do well. You log in, choose your team and then get chatting. However at the moment there are only a handful of people on there, and I am not going to start a conversation with some Sperz fan – give it time though and I am sure it will be a home from home for Arsenal fans.
The fundamental problem it faces though is that we are all so wedded to Twitter that adopting another platform would be a bit of a leap. Maybe there is a way of using hash tags to organise tweets – the tricky bit would be directing them away from non-appreciative followers.