Social Media Olympics

When I did my favourite presentation ever in library school where I looked at the future of broadcasting in a Media Studies course on the History of Communication, I may have made one mistake.

At the time, I said that traditional broadcast television would still be where people came together for “Event TV” – the Oscars, the Olympics, series finales, big news stories, etc. But seeing how these Olympics have developed, this might actually be the last time that is the case.

More on NBC and the IOC‘s failures to properly harness online streaming, social media and even engage in censorship during London 2012 is available on a thread over at MetaFilter (much of which Jessamyn West summarized in a post called “A Librarian’s Guide to Watching the Olympics“).

Comments 1

  1. jessamyn wrote:

    Hey I enjoyed that. Thanks for the shout out!

    Posted 01 Aug 2012 at 9:12 am

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