Wednesday, March 03, 2010

It's My Party and I'll Fie If I Want To

Fallout from social computing snafus associated with the Oscars and the Olympics has caused award winners at both to be treated with persona non grata status. According to this story in the Los Angeles Times, a producer of the critically acclaimed film The Hurt Locker was to be barred from the ceremony because of trash-talking about another best film nominee, the sci-fi extravaganza Avatar. Allegedly Nicholas Chartier sent an e-mail urging academy members to vote for films from his production company rather than "the $500-million film" alternative.

Bronze medal winning snowboarder Scotty Lago was punished for allowing slightly racy pictures of erotic horsing around with his medal to be photographed and then disseminated virally on the web. This round-up on "Scoring Social Media Use in the 2010 Olympics" describes controversies, crowd sourcing, and new types of information graphics playing out in the winter games.

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