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The Effect Of Social Media On Sports Consumption - New Sports Book, 'How We Watch Sports', Released By Sports Analyst And Data Scientist Dan Voicescu

While most sports books center on athletes, tournaments, sports history or strategy, Voicescu's work centers on sports consumption via social media and digital media and how the new patterns affect both sports fans and athletes.
  • <strong>Author Dan Voicescu</strong>
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    WILMINGTON, NC, December 02, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sports analyst and commentator Dan Voicescu has announced the release of a new book about sports and the media, 'How We Watch Sports: The Evolution of Fandom and Sports Consumption in the #postinternet Era'. Unlike other sports books, this sports book shows us how social media has changed the way we watch sports.

According to Voicescu, we now live in the Golden Age of sports consumption. Millions of people are tuning in to the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, and Olympics. Using the tools provided by digital and social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, fans converse and bond using the omnipresent coverage of teams and athletes like never before.

Social media has become the primary interaction channel between fans and the sports industry, the de facto home of breaking news and highlights, rendering the traditional television highlight show irrelevant. Using an unprecented level of access and insight available through social media, sports fans are now more plugged in to the intricacies of sports than ever before.

Voicescu digs deep to examine the new reality of sports media in this informative, humorous guide to the complicated relationship between fans and the sports they consume. How We Watch Sports also provides an overview of the different types of fans in our lives and why their consumption patterns matter. In this one of a kind sport book's final section, Voicescu takes a glimpse into the future, examining the upcoming trends that will continue to change how fans interact with the teams they support as well as with other fellow fans via Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools.

"I wrote this book looking to create a comprehensive overview of all the dramatic shifts and disruptions in sports consumption patterns that have taken place over the last decade," Voicescu stated. "The book provides a frame of reference for sports fandom in the digital and social media age. Any sports fan looking to gain more insight into the gadgetry and tech advances available at our disposal and how these tools have affected sports consumption, stands to benefit from reading this book.

"Even though there are many online articles and 'think pieces' on the subject, this is the first in-depth, comprehensive examination of sports in the social media age in book format.

"Despite my data analytics background, I made a conscious effort to avoid writing a purely academic work. There is something for everyone in this book; from data patterns and trendlines that showcase how sports consumption has evolved, to the highly- satirized, humorous look at millenial sports fans and their consumption patterns."

Voicescu's book about sports and social media garners a 100% 5 star rating on Amazon, and has garnered rave reviews from readers:

"This is an amazing read. Buy it, gift it, read it more than once. You won't be disappointed in this examination of society through a sports lover's eyes." - stated one review.

"At first this book is entertaining, then it is interesting, and by the end intriguing" - another stated.

"Excellent 'must read' for all the people who like to watch sports."

Dan Voicescu is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at dvoicescu123@gmail.com. 'How We Watch Sports: The Evolution of Fandom and Sports Consumption in the #postinternet Era' is available at Amazon. More information is available at his website at http://www.howwewatchsports.com.

Dan Voicescu is a data scientist, sports writer and keen observer of the evolving sports culture. In 'How We Watch Sports', he has combined his expertise in trend recognition with his passion for all different sports and their respective fan cultures. This book is a culmination of years of professional research and personal reflections on the world of sports.


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