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Journalists banned from tweeting at 2014 Sochi Olympics: report – Washington Times

Journalists banned from tweeting at 2014 Sochi Olympics: report – Washington Times.

Yesterday, it was announced that journalists at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games will not be allowed to use their smartphones or any other form of personal technology while covering the games. This means journalists are effectively banned from services like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine for the duration of the games. Visily Konov who is head of the state-run R-sport news agency made this announcement; the R-sport agency controls accreditation at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. This is an interesting announcement and can greatly hinder the ability for news organizations and those covering the games to communicate information with their audience in a timely manner. This announcement does not represent a new disruptive technology, the announcement effects current technology by placing restrictions on their usage. This does not add to the field of mobile tech development in any way and does not have a significant impact on the economic state of mobile technology.

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