For Kristi Yamaguchi, Social Media Reshapes the Olympics

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June 30, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!




This summer’s Olympics in London will be shaped by social media like no sporting event in history. But 20 years ago, when figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi took home the gold medal at the 1992 games in France, social media was an unheard of concept.

Yamaguchi became a household name and global celebrity. But without Twitter, Facebook and other platforms, that experience was much different for her than it will be for this summer’s Olympic stars.

“Social media has changed so much,” Yamaguchi told Mashable in an interview. “It’s incredible that you can actually send an athlete a message now. Whether they respond or not, who knows, but you can actually feel a little bit in common with them…
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via Mashable http://mashable.com/2012/06/30/kristi-yamaguchi-olympics-social-media/

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