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  1. Maria Burns Ortiz

    Maria Burns Ortiz covers social media for ESPN Playbook. She began writing for in 2006, covering college soccer for ESPNSoccernet.

  2. 5 Things You Didn't Know About My Sister, Ronda Rousey

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Fun fact about Ronda Rousey: She's only ever dated guys named Bob. Allow her sister, Maria, to explain that and four other things you may not know about the UFC bantamweight champ.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2015
  3. Social Media: Inside the UFC, Dana White

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    What is it like to engage with one of the most engaged sports personalities on social media? To watch Ultimate Fighting Champion president Dana White in action behind the scenes on fight night is to feel like you're physically witnessing the spee...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  4. Fighter Ronda Rousey is social media savvy

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Twitter trash talk. When Ronda Rousey began her rise to mixed martial arts prominence, she was known as much for her social media smack talk as her ability to fight. She was outstanding at both. The run-up to Rousey's UFC 157 headlining bout ag...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  5. Social media: It's NBA All-Star Weekend

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    The NBA has established itself as sports' most social league, so it should come as no surprise that its annual All-Star Game is one of sports' most social events. On Friday, fans will have the opportunity to not only go inside All-Star media day,...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  6. Social media: Twitter is wild, wild West

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Back when Twitter was not much more than a concept and its creators were developing the prototype, one can safely bet the following never came up: The site would serve as a platform where professional athletes can pick fights with one another. Not...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  7. By the numbers: Social media, Super Bowl

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Super Bowl XLVII was a social media success. What else do you expect when you combine one of the most social events of year with an artist who previously set a tweets-per-second record and a 34-minute blackout ? Here's a look at some of the findi...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  8. Will Super Bowl set social media records?

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    The Super Bowl has become as one of the biggest events on social media. You can bet Super Bowl XLVII will be no exception. One of this year's prop bets is "What will be the highest tweet-per-second rate during the Super Bowl?" The bar is set at ov...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  9. Social media: FundAFighter is a new wave

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Much has been made about the impact a crowd can have in sports. The crowd's ability to lift a team. To provide that extra burst of energy. To intimidate opponents. Of course, the benefits of crowd support have all been relatively intangible - until n...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  10. Social media: NHL is hardly on the radar

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    The NHL is back. After a 113-day lockout and 625 canceled games, professional hockey will open a shortened 48-game season on Saturday. The question is -- to paraphrase the Dallas Cowboys' social media swipe from a week ago -- does anyone care? ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  11. Social media: Yogi Berra to join Twitter?

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Yogi Berra is considering joining Twitter. The news -- which came via Twitter -- delighted both sports fans and social media users. Breaking news: Yogi Berra, 87, said he is thinking of joining Twitter. I am serious. Dave Kaplan, his right-hand ma...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  12. Social media: Super Bowl is tops for 2012

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    From the New York Giants to the San Francisco Giants, the NFL referee lockout to the NHL lockout, #linsanity to #HeIsManziel, 2012 will go down as a win for sports and social media. In recognition of another banner year, here are the top sports a...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  13. Social media: Mayan apocalypse false start

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    If you're reading this column, the Mayan apocalypse did not happen. We can all breathe a sigh of relief. Never mind that the whole Mayan doomsday scenario was not something the actual Mayans predicted, but ridiculous speculation driven in large pa...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  14. Social media: Fines become commonplace

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA this week for a "hostile tweet" directed at Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka. Jackson deleted the tweet in which he promised to go after "serg Abaka" and then apologized to the Thunder...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  15. Social media: Te'o vs. Manziel for Heisman

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    The 2012 Heisman Trophy is going to come down to either Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel or Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. (Sorry, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein.) Wheels down in NYC with my boy @mteo_5 looking forward to the wee...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  16. Social media: Rewards programs sprout up

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Sports fans like winning. Sports fans like knowing things about their teams before anyone else. Sports fans like social media. Finding a way to combine them all is a natural evolution. Social media rewards programs have started popping up across t...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  17. Social media: Athletes hang out on Google+

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Hanging out with your favorite player traditionally hasn't been something you could do from the comfort of your living room. But six Jeremy Lin fans got the chance to do just that Tuesday night as the Rockets guard hosted a Google+ hangout. ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012