Opening Ceremony

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    … 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?

    … U.S. Olympians with the largest follower gains, by percentage: King, 515 percent (to 21,300) Townley Haas, 510 percent (to 17,900) Ryan Murphy, 261 percent (to 34,300) Katie Ledecky, 213 percent (to 173,500) Kathleen Baker, 196 percent (to 21,000) Simone Manuel, 161 percent (to 36,600) Readers: Have you interacted on Instagram during Rio 2016? …

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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

    … the MSQRD application, which is available for iOS and Android. Finally, Facebook users will see a special greeting atop their News Feeds (pictured above), leading them to a page with Olympic content including search results, conversations, events and Facebook Live videos. The social network will do the same prior to the Aug. 21 Closing Ceremony. Facebook users: Are you ready for Rio 2016? …

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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

    … Facebook and Instagram will be part of the NBC Olympics team for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games from Rio de Janeiro. The partnership will kick in prior to the Aug. 5 Opening Ceremony, with Facebook and Instagram helping NBC Olympics “engage with new audiences around the spectacle and pageantry that occurs when the world comes together…

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