Save Our Server: Use Twitter
In early December, 30 GMs converge on a hotel somewhere in America, while 40 bazillion Mariner fans converge on USSM and hit the refresh button until our server blows up, trying to find out if the Mariners have traded anyone yet. It’s an annual tradition at this point.
This year, I’m providing this handy post in an effort to save our poor site from you relentless rumor mongerers. For as weird as it may sound, Twitter has officially become the place where 99.9 percent of all news stories break, and there’s no reason to pound our servers when you can pound theirs instead. You will find out about M’s news from various writers on twitter faster than you will find it from us. So, I have created a Twitter list of Mariner writers for you to follow.
Even if you don’t use twitter, just go to the link above, and every message sent by Shannon Drayer, Geoff Baker, Larry Stone, Ryan Divish, Mike Salk, and us will appear in one single page. Refresh the crap out of that page all you want, I don’t care.
When news does break, you’ll get it there first. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll let us survive through the winter meetings without going down. Please.