Tag: london olympics

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 Jenny Xie

The last medals of the 2012 Summer Olympics were presented this past Sunday, closing in on what could be the most controversial, drama-filled Games ever, especially online. From NBC and Twitter, to athletes and judges, virtually every party involved in the Summer Games has been written and tweeted about over the past two weeks — […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Since the kickoff of the 2012 Summer Games, there have already been more than 10 million mentions of the term “Olympics” on Twitter. Many of these tweets come from the athletes themselves. Click to read our whole series Amid the so-called Social Media Olympics, Storify — a website that allows you to create stories from […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

Amid the thousands of professional journalists gathered in London for the start of the Summer Olympics will be a handful of journalism students with the unusual opportunity to work in school-sponsored teams to cover the high-profile games. Several U.S. universities have launched new programs to bring journalists-in-training directly to the scene of the giant international […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

It used to be that there were two ways to experience the Summer Olympics: watch the games on your TV (and on NBC’s schedule) or travel to the games themselves. Oh my, how things have changed. This summer, you can follow your favorite Olympian on Facebook. Live stream the finals on your laptop. Look at […] more »

by Terri Thornton

Click to read our whole series It’s an Olympic achievement. Not just the London Games, but the social media infrastructure behind them. People definitely engaged online during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. But new apps, better mobile devices, and an Olympic policy encouraging athletes to use social media mean that fans will have more […] more »