This posting is for the Daily Post weekly challenge. The question we are to answer is: Has social media changed how you view the Olympics?
I have to admit I did not watch much of the Olympics this year. What little I did see or hear about pretty much turned me off watching it. From my viewpoint it was run on Tweets and which athlete was more fashionable.
I remember the first article I read was about the sexual escapades of the Olympic athletes. Seems the Olympic Village was more one big frat party then a place to rest. Read this article here and see what you think.
Then it was the fashion of the Olympic teams. That was an epic failure and much talked and tweeted about. From the French looking USA outfits, to the blaring red of Spain. Here is another article you might enjoy here.
I think the best example of how Social Media dominated the Olympics this year is with the outpouring of love for USA’s gymnast Gabby Douglas. This tiny little dynamo captured the hearts of Americans and people from all over the world. Not only is she the first African-American to win the All Around Olympic Gold, we watched the 16-year-old grow from a nervous teenager to a confident young woman. Go Gabby!
Although her online popularity started out a bit rocky, when someone tweeted about her hair, saying she had a bad hairdo! I mean really??? She makes history at the young age of 16 and all you can do is hate on her hair?? That soon changed when a couple of classy ladies decided to start a “Love Gabby” campaign. This article describes that digital movement.
So there were good, bad and ugly moments during the first Social Olympics. From my perspective, it actually turned me off the games more then turned me on. What’s your opinion?