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‘Sports Illustrated’ Debuts Daily Talk Show

Sports Illustrated is premiering its first live video series for its website Monday. The half-hour talk show, SI Now, will be hosted by staff anchor Maggie Gray (pictured above) every weekday at 1 p.m., when SI‘s website traffic levels are highest. The show borrows both from broadcast models, like ESPN’s SportsCenter, and from HuffPost Live, …

More Tweets Sent Each Day This Year Than Entire 2008 Olympics

The Olympics officially take over the world for the next two weeks with Friday’s opening ceremony in London, and Twitter just launched its dedicated event page aimed at tracking Olympics buzz on the social network and becoming a conversation hub for fans around the world. Produced in partnership with NBC — the Games’ official broadcaster …

Twitter Tells You How to Follow the NFL This Season

The 2012 NFL season is finally underway, and Twitter wants to give you some pointers on how to follow along. In a Wednesday evening post on Twitter’s official blog, sports and entertainment head Omid Ashtari introduced tweeters and football fans alike to the microblogging network’s official “Get started” page for keeping up with the NFL. …

Why the London 2012 Olympics Is the First Real-Time Games

Whether London 2012 is the first “social” Games has sparked much debate in news media and on the social web. While compelling arguments have been made for both sides, social media’s role in the Olympics isn’t the most exciting conversation about this year’s competition. It’s about timing. The London 2012 Olympics are undoubtedly the first …

Some Olympians Chafe at IOC’s Social Media Rules

For some of the athletes competing at the Summer Olympics later this month, certain rules about what they can and cannot share over social media from London feel stifling and overbearing. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) generally encourages social media use by participants and fans, yet only allows tweets, blogs and posts to other social …

Olympics and Social Media: The View From London

The 2012 Olympics were relentlessly hyped for months as the “world’s first social games” — and, about halfway through, they haven’t disappointed. Athletes have shared the Olympic experience as never before on Twitter, Instagram and other platforms, while fans have kept a running dialogue online too. We’ve covered the action from afar here at Mashable, …
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