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Impact Of Twitter On TV, Sports, Athletes Examined In CNBC Special
Published August 8, 2013
HAD ENOUGH OF IT: USA TODAY's Ted Berg notes former MLBer Chipper Jones is "leaving Twitter after more than a year spent actively using the social media site." Jones on his Twitter feed wrote, "No more twitter for me. Said I'd do it for one year and the time is up. Too much hate and too many trolls. Much love to Braves country!" Despite Jones' "eagerness to dole out criticism and earlier exhortations to followers to 'toughen up,' he spent his final weeks on Twitter appearing largely preoccupied with a growing, nebulous set of personal rules he established for users who wanted to interact with him online." Though Jones showed "a sense of humor throughout ... his exit came two days after he boasted of blocking 500 followers for breaking his rules" (USA TODAY, 8/8).