Twitter Really Wants to Be Your TV

Twitter wants to be your TV.  Sure, we know Twitter doesn’t broadcast events — yet — and so on its way into warming up the internet boob tubes, Twitter is partnering with current television shows to bombard you with on screen commentary from Twitter users.  I find the whole process messy, embarrassing and annoying.

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Did Twitter Censor a Journalist? Maybe not!

Sometimes when there seems to be injustice in the world, we must come to the aid of those who have been wronged if they are not able, on their own, to defend themselves. Sometimes, however, we will see someone who appears to be crying out for help — but realize that they aren’t nearly as helpless as they appear. Such is the case with British journalist Guy Adams, who had his Twitter account suspended after he posted some tweets that were critical of NBC’s extremely poor coverage of the Olympic Games in the UK.

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The Magnificent Spectacle of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

I am still over the moon with the sheer spectacle of the opening ceremony for the 2012 London Olympic games.  You just can’t beat an agricultural, pastoral, setting that changes into the Industrial Revolution right before your eyes using the labor of 10,000 actors on a live world stage.

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Oscar Pistorius Wins the London Olympics!

On May 19, 2008, in my RelationShaping article — Carbon-Fiber Legs Racing for Olympic Gold — I wrote the following celebrating legless Olympic hopeful runner Oscar Pistorius who had been denied his shot at competing against able-bodied runners. He was banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations as having an “unfair advantage” because his false legs were seen as a mechanical edge in a race:

For anyone to claim that a man who runs on false legs is somehow advantaged over those with real legs is not only the height of hilarity, but also the cause of ongoing immoral human corruption.

I am always amazed how many average people are outraged when non-average people are provided “reasonable accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.

When Marlee Matlin recently appeared on Dancing with the Stars there were some — including the judges — that felt she deserved no reasonable accommodation in the grading of her dancing because “she has to be treated just like everyone else” even though she is profoundly Deaf since birth and cannot hear music.

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The Olympics: Men of Summer, Women of Winter

I was listening to SportsRadio in New York City the other day and I heard an interesting argument from the on-air host.  He believes the Summer Olympics are intended for male fans, while the Winter Olympics are intended for female fans.

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Usain Bolt Loses While Winning Gold

Saturday night — 6-foot-5-inch Usain Bolt of Jamaica — won the 100-meter race at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and, in grabbing the gold, he lost so much more.

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A Drunk in China?

The Internets are flying with rumors American President George W. Bush was behaving strangely at the 2008 Beijing Olympicssome believe he appeared drunk in public, and one online magazine has wondered aloud in the past if Bush is a “Dry Drunk” — and so if an image speaks a thousand words, I’m curious what the following captures in time reveal to you.

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