The thing we're excited about most for the upcoming Olympics is being on Facebook during the whole thing while being bombarded with Tweets and statuses instead of actually watching Michael Phelps win 100 gold medals.
Did you get our sarcasm there??
This is good news if you're addicted to Facebook and can't really find the time to tear away to see some of the live action — the NBC Olympics page on Facebook will feature the most up-to-date news and information otherwise.
They also claim it will engage fans of the Olympic Games with featured 'polls, photo galleries, trivia and shareable images.'
Oh no, they didn't stop there. Lucky fans that “LIKE” NBC Olympics on Facebook will have the opportunity to 'unlock exclusive content made available to NBC Olympics fans.' They even launched a Facebook timeline app, so users can 'share the London 2012 Olympic Games content they are consuming with their friends.'
That sounds like something literally nobody wants to do!
Maybe we're old fashioned, but whatever happened to watching the games and cheering on your country — not having it filtered through a website and bugging all your friends about it??
Here's what Facebook says:
“With the Olympic Games being one of those rare cultural moments that everyone talks about, people will watch the games on NBC and engage with their friends and favorite athletes on NBC Olympics’ Facebook page. NBC’s viewers will get to see what Olympic athletes and others connected with the Games are talking about on Facebook, adding a new element to NBC Olympics’ coverage. By sharing what they choose to watch on NBCOlympics.com, people will identify the events and highlights that are important to them and discover other Olympic moments through their friends.”
And here's NBC:
“NBC is committed to engaging fans and consumers on every platform. Social media is an important part of how fans consume and interact during the Olympics. We are thrilled to be collaborating with Facebook to serve fans as they watch and celebrate the London Olympic Games.”
We're just ready for some amazing displays of physical power!
Good luck to all the countries!