Social Olympics

By: Karin Caifa
By: Karin Caifa

Social media has become a major part of the action during big sporting events like the Super Bowl and baseball's All-Star Game. So it's no surprise that fans of the Olympics have more options than ever to follow the action.

Karin Caifa has tips for making your mobile device your ticket to London, in this week's Clicked In.

Hear your smartphone?

That's London calling...

Forget being a casual spectator on the couch.

This year's summer Olympics will offer more social interaction than ever.

They're gonna have a 2nd, a 3rd, and a 4th screen with them. They're gonna have so many ways to interact, watch and view things happening at the London Olympics beyond television than they've ever had before.

Between Facebook, twitter, websites, and apps, it's easy to get driven to digital distraction.

Tech expert Mario Armstrong says to choose just a few.

Identifying who you want to get your information from will help you better understand which tools to use, and not overwhelm you, at the same time.

He recommends a dashboard app like banjo that puts material from multiple social networking tools in one place.

the best part of some Olympic apps is live, extra streaming video. The worst part? That can eat up data quickly. So run those apps on Wi-Fi.

That way you're off of the data charges, you're going to get a better connection in some cases to view the video and content. And you'll keep that bill way, way down. So Wi-Fi, connect over Wi-Fi.

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