Skip to comments.London Games to be first social media Olympics
Posted on 06/19/2012 2:08:28 PM PDT by Ron C.
LONDON Tweet this: The London Games will be the first Olympics told in 140 characters or less.
The London Games will be the most tweeted, liked and tagged in history, with fans offered a never before seen insider's view of what many are calling the social media Olympics, or the "socialympics."
Hash tags, (at) signs and "like" symbols will be as prevalent as national flags, Olympic pins and medal ceremonies. Some athletes may spend more time on Twitter and Facebook than the playing field.
Mobile phones have become smarter, laptops lighter and tablet devices a must-have for technology lovers -- meaning social-savvy fans, whether watching on television or inside the Olympic stadium itself, will be almost constantly online.
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This is only because those that tried to do it at the Bejiing Olympics were executed.
Wow, I sure hate to miss out on firsts. Oh well, I’ll make an exception.
The coverage to this point is already grating on my nerves.
And the dumbing down of dialogue will continue.
Who cares? The Olympics has digressed into a litany of pseudo-sports allowing the progressive “everyone gets a participation medal” way of doing competition. In addition, the host country (taxpayers) will take it in the shorts for an extravaganza that will not pay for itself.
1988 from Seoul, Korea
1998 from Nagano, Japan
2000 from Sydney, Australia
2002 from Salt Lake City, Utah
2008 from Beijing, China
But I have not watched any others - they're just not my 'cup of tea' - so to speak. Can't stand the hype, and don't have much love for 'sports' any more.
Well, one slight correction - I didn't have to watch the last 2 days (as closely) of the Beijing thing. China finally found one clean fiber in one of their two brand new fiber cables coming to the US - so they could finally charge the network their VERY outrageously high prices for getting the show to the US.
Or rather, the first Olympic games with 140 viewers or less.
I think you're experiencing exactly what turns me off.
Yeah, “100,000,000 times STFU!” 8^)
Yeah - I saw early TV's - but few of us 'common folk' could afford to buy one - and they had terrible little round screens and VERY fuzzy pictures. LOL
If they don't put a muzzle on all those useless talking heads, that is certainly a possibility!
I have always enjoyed sports and competition in general. I don’t have as much drive, since I’m older now, but I would enjoy the Olympics if they stuck to the events.
Instead they get sidetracked into the past of the Olympians telling more of a sob story with each new player. Gag me, I hate that stuff.
The advertising this year has been geared to talking about one guy that escaped his home nation as a child. He supposedly started running and didn’t stop for days or some such.
If I want a sex change I’ll contact a doctor.
ME TOO!! It's soap-opera time, too near full-time.
But, what else can we expect from 100-percent-liberal media.
The thought comes to mind - 'feeding the public bread and circuses' like the Romans did.
Yeah. As long as you,ve paid your 2,000 dollar license fee to use the word Olympic.
Any source of serious Olympic coverage that will not involve subscribing [shudder] to cable tv? And I’m expecting OTA reception will suck when I try it next week.
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