How vain it is to sit down to write when you haven't stood up to live?
Oh, Alex♡ keep the twitpics coming
The London Olympics kick off in just a few hours, and this year’s event promises to be the biggest one ever. For the first time, NBC is live streaming all sporting events online, including all medal ceremonies. That’s 3,500 hours! It is also offering an unprecedented amount of TV coverage – 270 hours on NBC alone. And then there’s all the other coverage - from large media companies to individual bloggers – plus a whole host of new topics to follow. These Olympics are going to be the most “social” yet, with Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook playing a big role.
It’s truly exciting but keeping up with it all is going to be a challenge. Fortunately, Trapit has you covered.
We’ve added an additional 60 new Olympics sources, including 30 feeds from NBC alone. So whether you’re a fan of popular events such as Swimming or Track, or more interested in Equestrian or Trampoline, you can either build your own trap or follow what our curation team has created, knowing that you’ll have access to an incredible range of material.
We’ve also brought in a ringer to assist our ace Sport curator Geoff Ziemer, who probably won’t be sleeping much over the next couple of weeks as he seeks out the best topics and stories. We’re pleased to announce that Beau Dure will be helping us cover the Olympics this year. A veteran of six Olympic Games—four on site, two covered remotely—for USA TODAY, he also has written on Olympic sports, soccer and mixed martial arts for ESPN, including coverage of the 2011 Women’s World Cup for espnW. He’s the author of “Long-Range Goals: The Success Story of Major League Soccer” and a forthcoming book on the UFC. This year, he has compiled complete medal projections for the London Games at SportsMyriad.com.
Follow both of them on Twitter @TrapitSports.
-Liz Lufkin, Chief Content Officer
There are few NBA “sources” out there that are more trustworthy than:
of Yahoo! sports. Whenever he tweets something, even if it’s according to “Y! sources” I rarely take it with a grain of salt. The guy has a fantastic track record and odds are he is going to beat the next guy in line to the punch when it comes to breaking updates.
A twitter troll managed to take advantage of that fact, creating an account with an extra “o” in yahoo, using an identical avatar as Wojnarowski. The fake twitter handle announced that James Harden of the Oklahoma City Thunder had been traded to New Orleans. Now, I’ll be the first to admit it, I got caught slipping and responded with “WHAAAT?!” soon after embarrasingly (and promptly!) deleting my tweet. I then reported him. Soon after, I realized that JAMES HARDEN HIMSELF got fooled, posting via instagram that he just found out he’s been traded and that he’ll miss OKC. Wow.
I’ll go on record to say: fake/parody handles ARE CORNY. GET A LIFE.
Reasons why I love NHL players.
I know basketball players are total pansies, but hockey players just make watching shit go down all that much funnier.