Dear people of London, We need to talk. And you need to talk less. You’re going to have to change your ways, because you’re really messing up the Olympics TV coverage. Yes, even more than NBC is. Because all of your stupid, pointless, self-serving, self-aggrandizing texts and tweets are clogging data systems. Which means that TV coverage is being disrupted. And we can’t have TV coverage being disrupted. Well, except in the U.S. We, at the International Olympic Committee have been forced to inform you, kind, polite people of London, that, as we have just told Reuters, all the people sending tweets — about boring things like the British Olympic team’s failure to win a medal in a cycling road race that resembled a scenic tour of England’s posh parts — are messing up the data airwaves. Read the full story at CNET.
Olympics fans told to stop tweeting if they want TV
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).