Pros find Twitter to be just the ticket

05/15/2009 | Sports Illustrated

Professional athletes are using Twitter to give their fans a peek into their private lives while still holding the crowds at bay. With just 140 characters available, the pros find tweeting to be less demanding than blogging, while still allowing them to speak for themselves. "In this world we live in now, everybody becomes media," basketball player Shaquille O'Neal says. "If something is going to be said, hey, it's coming from me."

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