Opening Ceremony

  • Twitter Unveils Emojis for 2016 Paralympic Games

    … The 2016 Summer Olympic Games may be history, but Twitter hasn’t packed up and left Rio de Janeiro yet: The 2016 Paralympic Games begin Wednesday. Twitter launched a series of hashtag-triggered emojis for the Games, and they are available in seven languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean and Arabic. And while…

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  • Which U.S. Olympians Were Week One’s Instagram Medalists?

    … Aly Raisman had the most interactions on Instagram among U.S. Olympic athletes during the first week of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, while Michael Phelps gained the most followers and Lilly King saw the largest percentage increase in followers. Instagram provided SocialTimes with the following data from the day of the Opening Ceremony, Aug…

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  • Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony on Facebook, Instagram

    … The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games Friday night prompted 109 million interactions from 52 million Facebook users and 52 million interactions from 21 million Instagram users. Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that 15 million users in host country Brazil were responsible for 40 million interactions, while the U.S. saw…

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  • Facebook Introduces Rio 2016 Features

    … Facebook introduced a host of features in advance of Friday’s Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Users can add temporary profile picture frames to their profiles to support their countries. Starting Wednesday, country flag masks can be added to photos and videos, including Facebook Live videos, via…

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  • Rio 2016: Instagram Photos Illuminate Christ the Redeemer Landmark

    … The Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games will take place Friday night, and the Christ the Redeemer landmark in host city Rio de Janeiro got a taste of Instagram July 28. The statue was illuminated with projected photos from the city’s official Instagram account, and the event, hosted by Instagram and Team Brazil, also featured…

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  • Facebook, Instagram Head to Rio 2016 With NBC Olympics

    … for the Games in Rio.” NBC Olympics and Facebook will also create a Social Command Center in Rio de Janeiro, where producers from the television broadcaster will help create Facebook Live content featuring commentators and athletes. A “full complement” of short-form videos will also be produced by NBC Olympics and be available via Facebook and Instagram…

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