Daily Archives: August 1, 2012

The Olympics and Social Media

Twitter has caused a bit of a stir with the International Olympics Committee.  A few athletes have been sent home for tweeting some things that the IOC deemed politically incorrect.  Really politically incorrect.

Here’s a report about this.  This is by CBS News and there is a 30 second commercial.  You know, the kind of thing that allows us to view this content for free.

What a fascinating world we live in.  Four years ago, even two years ago, I’m not sure how much of a role Twitter played in people’s lives in general, but certainly the Olympics were not affected as they are this year.

What are your thoughts on athletes being eliminated because of expressing their inner most thoughts via 140 characters?