Deron Williams Shuts Down His Twitter Account UPDATE: Website is for Mobile phones

dwill no twitter


Well, now we know why we haven't been getting any tweets from Deron lately.  From Ross Silers' Twitter account (of all places),

Read from the bottom up,

They got 2,000 people a day signing up during Williams' 25 Days of Christmas promotion and are hoping to build on that success.

The hope is to encourage fans to register at the site and get updates sent directly to their phones.

Williams is the first NBA player working with a company whose technology can make his site compatible across all smartphone platforms.

He's focusing efforts on a new component to deronwilliams.com that will take advantage of some pretty cool new technology.

 

 

 

For those interested, @D_Will_8_4real shut down his Twitter account effective today.

It will be interesting to see what the new tech involves.  I wonder if he'll get the 27K+ followers on his site as he does on Twitter though.  This seems to be a huge step down marketing-wise.  It's free promotion.  I don't see the harm in keeping it.  At the least he could push out whatever he's doing now to twitter.

We'll see how well this goes and see if other athletes follow if this is a success.

I will be doubly sad as Deron used to follow me on Twitter and it was a huge ego boost.  No more.

[Note by Basketball John, 01/19/10 12:46 PM MST ] UPDATE

You can go to http://deronwilliams.mobi for the new app.

[Note by Basketball John, 01/19/10 12:53 PM MST ] UPDATE2

Funny that his site still has a link to follow him on twitter

Deronmobi_medium

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SLC Dunk

You must be a member of SLC Dunk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SLC Dunk. You should read them.

Join SLC Dunk

You must be a member of SLC Dunk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SLC Dunk. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker