Preface: this is not about what he tweets, to each their own. I couldn't care less what he tweets, he's very passionate about what he does. This is about posts, embedding, and sources. For what it's worth, my total of industry guys who've reached out in agreeance is at three (from three different publications).
Hello 11W Commentariat,
As some of you know I'm a longtime poster and consumer of OSU related news. Some of you won't like this message, but I plead with you to hear me out. The whole posting whatever "Jbook" tweets thing needs to stop.
I love good recruiting information, I'm a longtime consumer of recruiting info and Jeremy and the staff here do a great job on keeping us up to date for free, but there's a reason premium information is put behind a paywall. Industry guys like Alex, Biddle, Helwagen, Kurelic, Wasserman, Noon, Axelrod, Hartman, and even those ESPN guys all make their livelihoods on providing timely, accurate, and solid information. Sure, every once in a while someone will jump the gun or mess up some fact, but this is what they do for a living. This is how they put meat on the table.
I hate the idea of paywalled material, I hate the idea of paying for anything football related (besides tickets, poor college student here), but it isn't fair to these guys. Journalism is a dying industry, and these guys are gutting it out doing what they love, and essentially, "Jbook" robs them of some of their livelihood. Regurgitating paywalled information is not cool.
This has been going on for a while, so I would implore you to stop posting "Jbook" tweets. Post the tweets from 247/Rivals/Scount/ESPN/11W/TheOzone/Landgrant/whomever, they're the ones doing the hard work.
It may fall on deaf ears, but I believe it's only right because I respect the work the good guys are putting in.
Also: be aware that downvotes are not meant for a difference of opinions. If you disagree, tell me why. I like to think I'm rational. That being said, if you think my content or writing is abusive or shit, by means rain down the DVs. This is a touchy subject, I wouldn't have posted if I didn't want a constructive discourse.