It’s The Socialympics – Are You Ready For The Social Onslaught?

Suzi PerryCurrently,

if you’re not discussing sport you’re not in the ball park. You are the

person who turns up to a Trekkie convention dressed as Avon from Blakes

7… you get the drift. When it comes to top tier events, this is it.

Wimbledon, Tour de France, Champions League and recently the Euros –

where Twitter was bombarded with more than 15,000 messages per second as

the final goal rocked the back of the net – sport is now more social

and more connected than ever before. Next up, the Olympics, and I for

one can’t wait.

It is being deemed the ‘Socialympics’. The stage

is set, the technology is capable and we are poised. During the last

Olympics Facebook boasted 100million users and Twitter, 6million. This

summer the figures total more like 900million and 140million

respectively. Globally we will be glued to our TVs, (worth buying a 3D TV for) watching live streaming on the net and apparently some even managed to get tickets to be trackside 😉

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we are, we can share, capture and post our experience, our moment, our

joy, expectation, our memory… because let’s face it, Usain Bolt we


Why record a portion of an emotion when you can save the

whole thing? I’m talking 360. There is a great new little device called

‘Bubblescope’ about to go to market. It’s an imaging device that you

attach to your phone which enables you, in one click, to shoot the

entire 360 surrounding as a still or video. No stitching together or

multiple shot faff – perfect for THOSE moments – and then using the

‘Bubblepix’ app you can upload your masterpiece and share it with the

world. You can find more information at

BubblePix - Suzi Perry


the simplicity that I like, I don’t want all my shots to be in

surround, but the scope twists on and off easily and is small enough to

carry in your pocket, something that I will actually do rather than just

think is a good idea. Beware if you are ever standing behind me, you

may end up in my bubble!

Here are a few apps that you may like to grab in time for the Olympics:

London Olympics Ultimate for Android. Schedules, medal tables, news etc.
2012 Olympic news.  For Windows Phone 7
London 2012: Official join in. For iOS
and live streaming on BBC Sport facebook Apps and Eurosport Player.

Enjoy x

PS, if you’re younger than 40, you may need to google Blakes 7!

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