Erik Manassy is the author of the blog Jets Twit and a self proclaimed “Die Hard” Jets fan. Erik has been a fan since the days of Freeman McNeil and Al Toon were terrorizing opposing defenses.
Known to his friends as “E” and “@e_man” on Twitter, Erik became fascinated with social media specifically the tool Twitter. He was was of the earliest adopters of the tool in 2006 as user number 11,000. Now with the site over the million mark, Erik has had some doors of opportunity open for him that would never had if it were not for social media.
Along with meeting players online, Erik has formed relationships with many key people who share the same passion as him about the New York Football Jets.
AFC Championship Game in Pittsburgh 2011 – Erik, Lou (Erik’s Dad), Wade @ohioJet
Erik is a season ticket holder and hardly ever misses a game. At every home game, he can be seen in Parking Lot L7 tail gating with his father, Lou and the rest of the L7 Crew.
Some of the highlights that have stemmed from writing a blog include, the ability to start a company called Manassy Media Group, LLC. Manassy Media is dedicated to teaching others how to have success such as this site, Jets Twit, by blogging and forming relationships with influential people no matter what the market you are targeting.
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Jets Twit Founder Selected to 40 Under 40 Club
In 2011, Erik was honored as a member of The Times Leader 40 Under Forty for his life’s work in the field of the Internet. Erik has exceeded expectation in both life and in his professions and received the award of being named a leader, role model and overall pillar of the Northeastern Pennsylvania community.
Erik has met Dennis Byrd at the AFC Championship game in 2011 where he vlogged about his trip, met Kerry Rhodes through twitter and on the field in 2009, formed working relationships with Steiner Sports and guest posts on a weekly basis on TheJetsBlog.com. Erik also occasionally vlogs about the Jets on YouTube and during the season has a weekly podcast called the “Jets Twit Podcast”.