Summer Olympics

  • Facebook, Instagram Detail 2016 Paralympic Games Initiatives

    … will also feature daily 360-degree videos from Rio. The social network also played a key role in the #FillTheSeats crowdfunding campaign, launched by Greg Nugent, director of marketing for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and U.S. Paralympians Hannah McFadden and Tatyana McFadden, with a post by the latter tallying nearly 1,000 shares…

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  • 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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  • Rio 2016, Week One: Michael Phelps Wins Facebook Gold

    … By David Cohen on Aug. 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM Facebook users have spent the first week of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games focused on the pool (and hoping it doesn’t turn green). Michael Phelps was the most-talked-about Olympic athlete on the social network during the first week of competition, while swimming was the most discussed event…

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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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