This is weird...
Big organizations and corporations generally use social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, as a way to market and generate interest in their product. These entities generally want to make these things as "public" as possible, in order to encourage as many people as possible to read, follow, learn, etc.
MLB, always the trend-setter, has decided to go the other direction. MLB has recently locked up its Twitter account (@MLB) by making it "private." As a result, you can't read the @MLB tweets unless you request to follow @MLB and MLB approves you.
Here's the last available tweet from MLB:
Last call! Get on the
#MLBMembersOnly list by following us. RT so your friends don't get stuck waiting in line when we go private.
You know, I was just thinking, MLB has way too many people who have access to their product. Clearly, what MLB needs to do is try to curtail interest and make it harder for people interested in MLB to have access to news, information, etc.
Just seems really dumb to me.
UPDATE -- It is apparently for only six hours, so, not as dumb as I originally thought.