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Apple Notes and college sports recruiting

Chris Johnson in Sports Illustrated Campus Rush:

The implications of [Recruit Jake] Bentley’s announcements remain to be seen, but the manner in which they were made public was the epitome of simplicity. There was no elaborate video, no news outlet reporting them on its airwaves. All Bentley needed was his Twitter account, two words, a couple of emojis and a hashtag, because in both cases he attached images bearing blocks of text—both of them set against a light gray background.

The images probably struck a chord with anyone who keeps tabs on recruiting: screen shots of the Apple Notes app.

Earlier this year I wrote about people using Notes to extend Twitter, and as a result, I’m quoted in Johnson’s story. Finally made it into Sports Illustrated, ma!