Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Social Olympics.

The London 2012 Olympics have been classified as the most social media driven Olympics ever. More than ever people are relying on real time tweets to get Olympic results. Now more than ever it is possible to be close to an athlete and see their path to Olympic glory. All is not sunny in tweet land however. This year several athletes have gotten flak for what were considered less than Sportsman like Tweets. Soccer star Hope Solo criticized the commentary from former Soccer Olympian Brandi Chastain. American hurdler  Lolo Jones tweeted "USA Men's Archery lost the gold medal but that's OK, we are Americans - When's da Gun shooting competition?" This got her a lot of unwanted media attention.

The worst offense was Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou being banned from London 2012 by her country's Olympic federation for what was considered a racist tweet. This kind of stuff comes with the territory and public figures like Olympic Athletes really need to understand that Social Media is a powerful force and can be use to generate publicity and generate excitement. However, in the immortal words of Peter Parker with great power comes great responsibility.

Check out these infographics to see social media's impact on the Olympic games and if you want to get in on the action get these great social media apps from Best Apps Market. The London games has its own great apps to interact socially so grab those as well if your interested in following the games.
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