Social networks arrive in Vancouver with the winter Olympics. Whether on Twitter, Facebook or YouTube there are easy ways to follow and cheer on your local Olympians. Fans can get an up-close look at these athletes and keep track of their progress by keeping up with them on the social networks. Twitter is a micro-blogging social network where athletes can send short messages known as “tweets” to keep fans informed. Facebook allows the athletes to communicate with their fans, and their fans to communicate with them by writing on their “wall.” And Visa, using the social video network YouTube, has put together a great montage of different athletes where they talk about their journey to the Olympics.
Here is a list of CT athletes and their social network links:
Fairfield Prep and Trumbull native Chris Drury, representing team USA in MEN'S HOCKEY: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-Drury/106056621392?v=info
Men’s hockey player, JONATHAN QUICK, with connections to Avon Old Farms and the Hamden area: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jonathan-Quick/55758625979
Farmington native and US bobsled team: Erin Pac: http://twitter.com/usbsf
Women’s hockey – Angela Ruggiero, graduate of Choate in Wallingford http://twitter.com/ANGELARUGGIERO
Roxbury’s own Lindsey Jacobellis, Women’s snowboard, http://twitter.com/LindsJacobellis
US men’s ski team member, Ryan St. Onge, you can see his and other CT athlete stories on the Visa YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/visagoworld
Whether cheering them on or following their progress, social networks make it easier than ever to be part of the Olympic spirit.