The #Selfie Olympics

Ahh, the selfie. Photos of one’s self shared with the world on social media. Love ’em or hate ’em, selfies are very much a part of our social media lives. It’s no surprise that #selfies are a popular activity at the world’s largest sporting event, the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

It’s really not a surprise. Search any social network for the hashtag #selfie and you’ll be browsing through faces from around the world. But, how did it all start?

Leave it to NBC Sports & Olympic Social Media guy, Dan Palla, to suggest the #SochiSelfie hashtag.

Back in October!!

Dan knew what was to come. Great call by him.


Here’s a look at a few standout #SochiSelfies:


This one doesn’t have the hashtag, but I thought it was a great example of how selfies are so much a part of the Olympic experience. They bring you into the athletes’ lives during the games.


And this? Well, E for effort, Oreo. Nice Canadian hashtag use though — #WeAreWinter.


TWITTER LISTS: Twitter accounts for countries participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Lists are for participating athletes (plus some with media, entourages, etc.)



Great Britain:





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