The Rio 2016 Olympics will continue to push the edge of social media, coming at one of the most active times in the industry. Facebook has over 1 billion users. Facebook Live is beating media to the punch when broadcast video of event. SnapChat, WhatsApp, and a host of other platforms are emerging. All are focused on bringing the latest information to the world. In Rio you can expect posts from the Rio organization, the media outlets, the athletes and yes, the fans.
In the past, I’ve had Olympic social media pages to help people keep up with the games. This year, I plan to take it as far as I can with a hub of Olympic information. It’ll host feeds, articles, and anything else I can find. It should turn into a fun experiment to push the edge of blogging. Besides, for an Olympophile like me, it’ll be fun to keep up with the Games.
Things are still in the works and I’m going to modify this page as I add new components and sections. Feedback is greatly appreciated and hopefully others can come here to keep in touch with the Games in ways you might not find at the traditional sites.