Social media has played a huge role in this years London 2012 Olympics. It can’t go without mentioning some of the pros and cons. With more mobile devices and smartphones, anyone can find out about the games with a touch of a button. But how does it make those die hard fans feel when they find out the results of their favorite sports through live streaming notification? I know I was a little disappointed. The London 2012 Games being the first not to be aired live is taking some of that joy out of the Games.
The “Twitter Olympics” or “Socialympics” as some might be calling it, has also had many positive, heartfelt moments. PR Daily puts together London Olympics: 5 Social Media Triumphs. One of my personal favorites being “Call Me Maybe – 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team”
According to the The United States Olympic Committee, “Social media is a fantastic opportunity for U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes to engage fans, expose new people to their sport and truly showcase the unique personalities that make up Team USA.”
And who are the winners of the of the Socialympics?
The top ten athletes on of Starcount’s Olympians Chart on Wednesday, August 1, are:
01. Tom Daley (British – diving)
02. Ryan Lochte (American – swimming)
03. Michael Phelps (American – swimming)
04. Yi Siling (Chinese – shooting)
05. Chen Yibing (Chinese – gymnastics )
06. LeBron James (American – basketball )
07. Missy Franklin (American – swimming)
08. Kobe Bryant (Amercian – basketball)
09. Usain Bolt (Jamaican – athletics)
10. He Zi (Chinese – diving)
To see more winners of the 2012 Social Media Olympics, two informative infographics win the gold. One being from Exact Target showcasing the Socialympics and the Twitter Games, and the other from TechBargains to show which medium is used most to view the games.
How do you think social media is playing out the Olympic games? Are you for it, or against it?