Opta Sports was nominated for a Shorty Award!

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Latest nominations for Opta Sports

Mat Flusk
Mat Flusk Shorty awards is a bag of shit, how could @optajoe not win in #Sports?
Richard Woodward
Richard Woodward I endorse @OptaJoe in the Shorty category #sports because...their tweets enhance every match day
Daksh Chander Kalia
Daksh Chander Kalia I nominate @OptaJoe for a Shorty Award in #sports because of the awesome stats they provide. NOBODY else does that.
Ben Mathers
Ben Mathers #Shortyawards @OptaJoe #sports For providing the most interesting, entertaining and insightful stats ever.
Lun
Lun I nominate @OptaJoe for a Shorty Award in #sports because of awesome :stats:
stegarratt
stegarratt #Shortyawards @OptaJoe #sports every day never fails to provide interesting facts & top notch interaction with followers
Phil Johnston
Phil Johnston I nominate @OptaJoe for a Shorty Award in #sports because it is straight to the point and interesting. Fact.
Dan F.
Dan F. #Shortyawards @OptaJoe #sports because five minutes reading @optajoe is more informative than 90 listening to the pundits on TV.
daysofspeed
daysofspeed #Shortyawards @OptaJoe #sports Deserved.
Opta Sports
Opta Sports RT @OptaSuit: Final call to vote for us in the Shorties! Just Tweet #Shortyawards @OptaJoe #sports and then say why you're voting. Appre ...
Akinwole Adetuberu
Akinwole Adetuberu I vote @OptaJoe for the #Shortyawards in #sports coz he gives me d best football stats
Anthony Mabb
Anthony Mabb #Shortyawards @OptaJoe #sports the most informative Tweeter I've ever seen and a quality company! Would be lost without them!
Gregory Simon
Gregory Simon #Shortyawards @OptaJoe #sports Great stats and always learning something new. Gives football another dimension
Joseph Carney
Joseph Carney #Shortyawards @OptaJoe #sports because most in depth and interesting stat tweets around. Also posts top trivia questions
Opta Sports
Opta Sports RT @OptaSuit: Final call to vote for us in the Shorties! Just Tweet #Shortyawards @OptaJoe #sports and then say why you're voting. Appre ...
OptaSuit
OptaSuit Final call to vote for us in the Shorties! Just Tweet #Shortyawards @OptaJoe #sports and then say why you're voting. Appreciated.
Jahdi
Jahdi I nominate @OptaJoe for a Shorty Award in #sports because of their combination of stats and humour. Brevity.
(Oreoluwa Awodiran)
(Oreoluwa Awodiran) I nominate @OptaJoe for a Shorty Award in #sports because...
Andy Tan
Andy Tan #shortyawards @OptaJoe #sports for his statistics. nuff said
Anu Olutimilehin
Anu Olutimilehin I nominate @OptaJoe for a Shorty Award in #sports because... I get the facts straight from this twitter account.
Talley Berry
Talley Berry I nominate @OptaJoe for a Shorty Award in #sports because I love telling statistics and I love football/soccer.
A Donny Auld Phart
A Donny Auld Phart I nominate @OptaJoe for a Shorty Award in #sports because...every time I need a piece of little-known information, Opta
David White
David White I nominate @OptaJoe for a Shorty Award in #sports because...he asked me to. Voted.
Oli
Oli I nominate @OptaJoe for a Shorty Award in #sports because...great, interesting and relevant stats with a bit of wit too
Rishabh Jain
Rishabh Jain I nominate @OptaJoe for a Shorty Award in #sports because of their instant facts. #YNWA
The Shorty Interview
with Opta Sports
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter for facts, Facebook for in-depth analysis. Contrast.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Diego Maradona - penalised for most handballs in FIFA World Cup history. Ironic.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Any person who claims they don't like statistics, but quotes football facts all the time. Misguided.
Why should we vote for you?
Because we have passion for Twitter, sport and informing & entertaining people. Combination.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
We've met lots of really nice media people: sports pundits, journalists, club officials, but in sport it's the fans that count. Audience.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
We have created no hashtags, but someone created #SWWU after seeing us and people often use our one word summary style. Homage.
How do you make your tweets unique?
We already used "Number followed by Fact" style in media, but added the sum up word to create a personality & occasional humour. #SWWU
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Don't tweet for the sake of it, wait until you have interesting stuff to say, try to reply & tell your followers about good people to follow
How long can you go without a tweet?
Until we find something worth sharing. Quality is better than quantity. Selective.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That the number of people following is the most important factor governing quality of content. Tailored.
Why should people follow you?
Because we provide unique sports facts in an entertaining & informative way, offering something different from regurgitated content. Source.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
We follow our other Opta accounts which cover football and other sports in six languages. @OptaJack for MLS will be coming soon.
How do you decide what to tweet?
We spend all day coming up with sports facts & try to pick out some tasty morsels that we think will titillate our followers. Selective.
Why'd you start tweeting?
To make people aware of the Opta brand and to speak directly with football fans about the kind of content they enjoy. Sharing.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
It has changed the way some people view football statistics and given us a chance to explain what we do better. Education.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Think before they tweet. Pause.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Not giving credit for the content you pass on. Theft.