The Summer Olympics are almost here!!!
Who’s excited?! Me! Me! Me!
I already have my DVR set to record all Olympic coverage on both NBC and MSBC over the next two weeks. Let’s just say it’s a good thing we recently upgraded to a DVR with extra storage space (because we’re crazy TV-aholics like that), I think we’re going to push the limits this month.
I heard something interesting while I was watching the Today Show on the treadmill this morning (30 minutes total with 3 minutes at 8.0 and 2 minutes at 4.0). Matt Lauer was interviewing Ryan Seacrest and asked his opinion on what sort of impact he believes social media will have on the summer games since this is the first summer games where social media will have such a huge presence.
When I first heard that question, my initial thought was “2008 wasn’t that long ago, surely social media was alive and well back then.” Which is true, it was, but not nearly as giant of a power house as it is today. During the last summer games all I had was a Facebook account and a phone that could only call and text people. I was reading blogs, but I wasn’t blogging yet. This summer Olympics I belong to more social networks than I can remember, I blog three times a day, my phone works harder than my computer, and Twitter delivers breaking news stories faster than any other traditional does. Things have changed.
It will be interesting to see how the summer Olympics are hyped up through social media this year, just as it’s interesting to see how they hype up any other major event or tv program in the world of social media. I plan to use it to get to know the athletes on a more personal level. I know for the last summer Olympics I loved reading the competitors’ bios on NBC.com, now I’m looking forward to following them on Twitter and seeing their journey develop through their own voice.
How do you think social media will impact the summer Olympics?
After the treadmill, I did FitFabCities.com “Perfect 10 Lean Legs Workout.” It’s definitely one that gets your legs movin’ and your heart pumpin’!
Breakfast was a cereal and yogurt mess.
- plain greek yogurt
- Kashi Blueberry Clusters
- Almond Vanilla Granola
Oh, wait. Did I say mess?
Here we go.
That’s what it really looks like when I eat it. 😉
Maddie says “Get to work!”
She’s the boss!