Tag Archives: Summer Olympics

If you didn’t think Larry was serious…

Readers of The New York Times in the Big Apple woke up on this last morning of the Summer Olympics in Beijing to this overview of Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford’s wanting to bid for the 2020 Olympics (NOTE: registration required to view the full article). Granted, it was on page A17 of the New York edition, but it IS the Sunday New York Times, so folks are going to see it while they’re drinking their coffee and getting ready for the first round of the U.S. Open.

It’s all there, the pros, the cons and a comment or two towards the end that resembles the crux of what I wrote about it back when it was first announced in June.

Photo credit: Bob Farley/f8Photo

An auspicious social media day

I wanted to take a moment to remind you that today is 08.08.08, considered an auspicious day to many. Not only is it the opening day of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, but it’s also the day announced for the latest installment of Another 24 hours of Flickr. Click on the image below to learn more information and see how you can participate.

888 logo from Flickr.com

If you want folks to know what you’re doing during the opening day of the Olympics and you use Twitter, you’ll want to make sure that you add #080808 to your tweets and check out this blog post from the folks at the microblogging service to find out how to track. And we’re not even talking about how many folks getting married today