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Posted on: July 13, 2009 9:06 am
 

Fantasy and Social Behavior - Part II

Last month I wrote a little bit about the social features within the context of your league.  But with the web becoming ever more social, is there a need for the fantasy player to be able to port their fantasy league experience outside of their league?  I expect the people that participate in these discussions to be able to give me some good feedback here.  You guys are already part of the CBSSports.com community.  You are social beings by and large.  I'm assuming that many of you not only use this site to communicate with others, but use the other social sites on the web that are popular right now like the Facebooks and Twitters of the world.  It seems like there is a need for people to be able to express themselves on these sites, to let others know who they are are and what they are all about.  I've noticed people listing out their favorite musicians/bands, favorite quotes, favorite movies, favorite books, etc.  They list recently read books and recently watched movies.  They take quizzes and post them to their profiles all so they can show people how much they know about the Michael Jackson memorial ceremony and other trivial topics. 

Knowing how passionate our user base is, I can't imagine that this type of behavior wouldn't translate to Fantasy sports.  In trash talking I can imagine it'd be nice to be able to easily point to your league's standings in a post.  When talking about players, it'd be nice to easily be able to point to your roster, or your league's transaction report to show the add/drops and trades you've made.  And what about past championships won?  Wouldn't it be cool to have a place where you can point to in order to show off your fantasy prowess?  Do you care about these types of features?  Would people outside of your fantasy league or outside of the fantasy community care to see this stuff?  What else could be pulled out from your league to take with you as a badge of honor?  What about your reputation or rating? 

If I'm way off base here, let me know. 
 
 
 
 
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