A Nation’s Pride Surfaces on Facebook

I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Citizen Sports and Lenovo on Facebook applications for fans of 115 different competing countries for the summer games.  You can read more about it here and here. With the games about to begin, Iceland was making a strong showing with the second highest tally of fans using the application.  As Track and Field took center stage, the fans of Jamaica took center stage on the facebook front, seeing over 8,000 new participants in the last 8 days of event.

Unlike the actual Olympics, Team Jamaica was unable to surge past Team USA.   Apparently, some guy named Phelps had a pretty good Olympics too.  His country had over 45,000 people following Team USA.  All told, over 240,000 people utilized the applications.  Considering these applications were just a gleam in a publisher’s eye in May, pretty amazing stuff.

Congrats to the entire Citizen Sports team!

1 Response to “A Nation’s Pride Surfaces on Facebook”

  1. 1 Recent Links Tagged With "pride" - JabberTags Trackback on October 12, 2008 at 1:34 am

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