Greetings, from Team USA here in London for the 2012 Olympics! (Honestly, I still can’t believe I made it — wanna know why? Follow me on Instagram to find out.) The entire city is a buzz with Olympic action, from my arrival to Heathrow Airport up until my arrival to my hotel here in Hammersmith — the Olympic excitement is in the air. Make sure you keep up with all my Olympic coverage on the Samsung Global Blogger site (below) as well and DivasandDorks.com daily.
My first stop today is the Samsung Global Bloggers Suite where I got my hands on my new Samsung SIII smartphone as well as an abundance of Samsung swag. Since the next few weeks will be extremely busy, I think I’ll sit back for a minute and check out the SIII and put it to the test.
Did you know that Samsung is the official sponsor of the 2012 Olympics? Check out a few of your favorite Olympians from Team USA using some the cool features of the Samsung SIII smartphone below…
Are you checking out the Olympics this year? Who are some of your favorite Olympians and which games are you looking forward to watching?
The 2012 Olympic Games are in full swing in London, England (I haven’t even begun to pack for my trip overseas tomorrow – but that’s another story.) Did you know: The average Olympic fan is a 18-22 year old female? Yup, it’s true. Women outnumber men as Olympic fans and when it comes to oversharing on social media, we outnumber men in that competition too. Social media advertising company Compass Labs recently analyzed Facebook fans of the official Olympic Games and U.S. Olympic Team pages to compile some revealing profiles of how the two groups match up. And don’t worry about a small sample size — combined, the two pages have about 5.7 million fans.
What does Michael Phelps, Family Guy and Sudoko have in common? They’re all just a few of Olympics favorite things…. check out more Olympic fan favorites below…
What do you think? Did any of your favorites make the list?
Cybercriminals have not been slacking on the email front, either, as more than 50 spammed mails have been discovered, all of them scams related to the 2012 London Olympics. One of them claims to be a notification for an Olympic Email Lottery winner, with the user supposedly winning a large sum of cash.
We’re sure that this is only a preview of things in terms of the relay race cybercriminals are running to take advantage of the Olympics. Do you have what it takes to make sure they don’t come in first? To help prepare yourself, check out this latest info graphic and learn how you can defend yourself from Olympic cybercrimes…
It is with great pride and excitement that I announce that I have been selected as one of four bloggers in the US to represent Team USA in London, England during the 2012 Olympic games! IT’S TRUE! As one of the selected Samsung Global Bloggers, I will be heading overseas to London next week August 2nd for two weeks, brining you all the latest Olympic news and excitement from the epicenter of it all!
A while ago, I shared that Samsung Mobile launched a worldwide search in 14 countries to find the best video bloggers to send to the 2012 Olympic Games. (Check out my video here.) Winners were selected based on a variety of abilities, including reporting & unique on camera presence. Encouraged by sporting icon, David Beckham and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, hundreds of potential bloggers submitted videos in hopes of winning and guess who’s video landed her a wining spot on Team USA?
I am so excited and proud to win a coveted spot on Team USA as a Samsung Global Blogger and can’t wait to share each and every interview, social, sporting and Olympic experience with our DivasandDorks.com readers daily. In addition to sharing my experiences on DivasandDorks.com, make sure to stay connected via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for up to the minute Olympic updates. Stay tuned for my Olympic experiences to be shared online on SamsungGlobalBloggers.com, MSN.com and more in the next few weeks.
Catch all the Olympic action starting today - The Opening Ceremony, titled “The Isles of Wonder”, will kick off Friday night in London at 9pm (that’s 4pm EST) on NBC.