Sam (@phutmasterflex) July 10, 2012
Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) July 10, 2012
This was a little tougher because in order for me to answer the trivia question, I had to have a copy of the latest A’s magazine. Without it, I had no way of knowing the answer. But I’m smart enough to figure it out.
When the question was posted, I went to the original tweet from the A’s and waited to see how other people responded. When I saw the first response, I prepped my cell phone to tweet the exact same answer.
I then went to the Twitter search and entered the terms “@Athletics” and “8” to see how many recent tweets featured those terms. I started counting and when I counted six responses, I then sent my tweet. By the time my tweet was sent, it ended up being the 10th and winning tweet.
And that’s how you win a Twitter contest without actually knowing the answer. And for five minutes, the A’s were following me on Twitter.