The First Social Network Olympics

I mentioned here the Olympic application project and thought I’d provide an update.  After 13 days, there are over 60,000 people with the application.  Pretty cool to watch the applications’ (there are actually over 100 apps – one for each competing country) growth.  The guys at Citizen Sports have done a great job with the project and have built the applications with an eye toward building communities.  Already really solid uptake on this front.  When Michael Phelps breaks a world record, the news breaks on the app and gets spread around the members social graphs.  People are watching the trials with a notebook on their lap.

One real surprise – Iceland is second to the United States in installs with over 3500!  The US was a given since the member base of Citizen Sports is predominantly American but I don’t know where Iceland came from.  Interesting.
Lenovo is the sponsor of this app and has really worked to make this a Web 2.0 Olympics.  Check out the blogging project that Lenovo is making possible here.

As a guy who grew up reimagining his future every four years when the Olympics came on, I a thrilled to see the Olympic experience evolve.

Check it out.

2 Responses to “The First Social Network Olympics”


  1. 1 Full Article September 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm

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