Tag Archives: London 2012

Monday: Headlines

13 Aug

I volunteered to write an article for my sorority’s magazine, but I’m having major writer’s block! Any suggestions? While you think of some, here are today’s headlines.

Google to cut 4,000 jobs at Motorola

The Internet giant is trying to make the cell phone producer profitable again. What do you think of Google’s operation of Motorola? Can they save the company?

Olympics Generated 150 Million Tweets

Some of you may disagree, but I am sad to see the Olympics end. However, the 2012 London Olympics leave behind some amazing statistics, including this outstanding Twitter statistic: 150 million tweets! Did you send one of these tweets? What does this statistic tell us about the universal appeal of the Olympics?

What Type of Social Media Personality Are You?

Another great infographic from Mashable.com! I love the combination of personality tests with social media. It tells us a lot about our society and our fellow citizens. What was your personality type? Do you agree or disagree?

 

Alright I am headed back to my article. Feel free to share any additional Monday headlines…it will provide me an good distraction.

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Friday: Favorite Tweets of the Week

10 Aug

TGIF! And as promised, it’s a double dose of Friday Favorite Tweets. With the Olympics coming to a close on Sunday, here are my favorite tweets from the past two weeks of the 2012 London Olympics. GO USA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday: the Best of YouTube

9 Aug

You all are in luck! I have two videos for you tonight. I know that last week was devoted to the Olympics, but I couldn’t help but share these two Olympic-related videos.

My friend told me about this YouTube video, and I had to share with you all. This is why the world needs publicists.

Ryan Lochte and his interview skills. The younger generation seems to adore him while the older generations just shake their heads.

What do you think about Ryan Lochte? What interview advice would you give him?

This second video is not from YouTube, but I loved the message of it. I saw this news piece earlier this week on NBC Nightly News. As a woman and a sports fan, I was overcome with pride and joy. Women, particularly female athletes, have worked so hard to create a positive image for women, one that combines athleticism, confidence, intelligence, success and beauty. This video is proof that we’ve finally achieved it. It seems very fitting to share it on the same day that the USA Women’s Soccer team won gold.

The amazing impact of the 2012 female Olympians will be felt for generations to come.

What are your thoughts on the new female image? Do you agree that the 2012 Olympics have helped change the view of women?

Thursday: the Best of YouTube

2 Aug

I’ve featured YouTube videos of “Call Me Maybe” before, but this version has a nice patriotic twist to it. By now you maybe have heard, but the USA Olympic swim team made their own “Call Me Maybe” video. While it is not as well coordinated as the Harvard baseball team’s YouTube sensation, it’s clear that these swimmers have more than just athletic talent. While there has been controversy about Olympians use of social media, social media has granted us a unique opportunity. More than ever before, we are able to get to know these athletes, the people who are representing our country to millions and millions of people, on a personal basis. So many of them, who otherwise would have been overlooked, are now household names thanks to Twitter and YouTube. We know their thoughts, their personalities, and of course, that they want us to call them…well, maybe.

Somehow I don’t think these swimmers have to ask anyone to call them.

What do you think of social media’s ability to give us insight into the personality of these international celebrities?

Wednesday: Happy Pinning!

1 Aug

Happy Wednesday everyone! I apologize again for the short posts this week. I promise I will return to full form next week once I’m more adjusted to my new schedule. Well, enough of my excuses! Keeping with the Olympic theme (can you tell I’m an Olympic junkie?) I have a task for you. Follow these simple steps to get the Pinterest perspective on the Olympics.

1) Login to your Pinterest account.

2) Search “Olympics.” Make sure you search pins, not boards or people (interestingly enough I could not find an official London Olympics Pinterest account).

3) Start exploring!

Pinners have pinned a multitude of photos, posters, infographics, articles, videos, and more. It’s a great way to experience the Olympics through the eyes of the general public. I saw a lot of photos and articles that I had missed on Twiiter and on the news. I hope you enjoy your Wednesday homework assignment. I’m signing off as I have an early morning. Happy Pinning!

What’s your favorite pin from this search?

Tuesday: Tumblr

31 Jul

Explore the Olympics Tumblr style!

Click above to view Tumblr posts under the tag “london 2012.”

 

Be sure to share other Olympic photos from Tumblr!