Hamilton Tiger-Cats is the oldest professional sports team in north America. The Hamilton Football Club was formed on November 3, 1869, and played their first game on December 18, 1869 against the 13th Battalion (now Royal Hamilton Light Infantry). Some of the early history of football in Canada and Hamilton is a bit vague, but by 1883, there are records of the Hamilton Tigers playing in the Ontario Rugby Football Union playoffs. The decades and the game have changed but the Ticats commitment to community and fan engagement has not. Being active, accessible and current with their fans is critical on and of the field even during off-season times. In the ever changing landscape of professional sports and out-bound marketing, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have kept up with new technologies and successfully tackled challenges to reach their fan base.
Devavrat Shah, a MIT professor in the electrical engineering and computer sciences department, and Stanislav Nikolov, a graduate MIT student have created an algorithm for Twitter that is able to predict trending topics before Twitter is able to with 95% accuracy and up to 5 hours earlier. The algorithm sifts through a large sample of tweets, popular trending ones and… Read more »