Tag: london 2012

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

We know now that the London 2012 games were indeed the “social” Olympics, but what is the result of the unprecedented connection to the Games via social media? Who did we watch? Where did we watch? How did we watch? Click to read our whole series The infographic below from AddThis, a social sharing and [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. 60% of visits to the official London2012.com site and apps came from mobile devices (PaidContent) 2. Twitter suspends another journalist’s account (LA Observed) 3. Why media outlets are getting into streaming media (NiemanLab) 4. Yahoo to roll out socially driven [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

It didn’t take long for the #NBCfail hashtag to rear its ugly head on Twitter. The XXX Olympics had just begun in London, and NBC Sports was soon criticized for everything from tape delays and too many commercials to limiting online access to pay TV customers. Cord cutters are welcome to watch old highlights online [...] more »

by Trevor Timm

Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion piece from MediaShift contributor Trevor Timm. Early Tuesday, Twitter finally apologized to journalist Guy Adams — Los Angeles bureau chief for the Independent and an outspoken critic of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics — for suspending his account under flimsy and suspicious circumstances. Click to read our whole [...] more »

by Jenny Shank

Olympic fever hit me young. One of my earliest memories is of a coloring book featuring the raccoon mascot from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics that my mom gave me when I was three. I colored in the pictures of the raccoons skating and bobsledding while I watched the Olympics on our old boxy television. [...] more »