A hoy hoy, frands!
On Friday, something that I (and many other, far more talented people) have been working on for quite some time went live across the CBC News network. It’s a wicked interactive feature on digital surveillance and the new ways in which our privacy is being compromised in the digital era.
You can watch my video and play with the full feature (take a walk in my pixelfied pieds) if you like right here, or read my column about why I won’t be leaving social media — despite some of the shocking things I learned about who be trackin’ us all.
Apparently, the promos below are running on television right now. I haven’t seen them yet, but a whole crop of people have been texting me like “I SAW UR FACE DURING THE NATIONAL” so there’s that:
COOL BEANS ALL AROUND… if you don’t read the comments, hahaha.
My friends are here now — g2g. Love you all
Welp folks, That’s all she wrote. All she wrote about Sochi, anyway.
The past three weeks have been intense… but also very, very fun. I’ve learned tons, have made some great new friends, and really actually enjoyed working in the sports department for a while. See also: taking photos on the CBC Olympics podium.
Alas, the Olympics are over now and it’s back to NEWS. I’m stoked to be on a regular schedule again (read NO MORE WORKING WEEKENDS) and to be covering my regular weird internet things and like, news, but I’ll always remember my time in sports land fondly.
Big ups to everyone on the CBC Olympics team, and especially these cats who made my job one heck of a lot more fun:
— Lauren O’Neil (@laurenonizzle) February 23, 2014
Here are all of the stories I’ve written about the Olympics since the last time I blogged about Sochi. Please note the abundance of cute animals, cute boys, and Canadian humble-pride:
- Olympians using ‘hook-up app’ Tinder in Sochi
- Canadians dominate Olympic conversation on social media
- Cool Runnings 2: Internet cheers on Jamaican bobsled team
- Canadian pets enjoy the Sochi 2014 Olympics
- HBO’s Girls meet the Olympics in ‘Shoshi Games’ Tumblr
- Don Cherry brings Canadian star power to Sochi
- Throwback Thursday, Olympian edition: Athletes share old photos of themselves
- Team Canada celebrates Valentine’s Day in Sochi
- Sochi sizzles under Olympic heat wave
- Skier Gus Kenworthy rescues stray puppies in Sochi
- Top 10 viral videos from the Sochi 2014 Olympics
- Obama and Harper bet on Olympic hockey games with beer
- Snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg gets Olympic medal made of bacon
- Canada and the U.S. face off in street hockey match
- Canadians watch Olympic hockey, no matter what
- Johnny Weir’s wardrobe stole the show in Sochi
- Gold, silver and bronze medals for Team Canada in social media
- Canadian athletes say goodbye to Sochi Olympics
- Animal kingdom celebrates Canada’s Olympic hockey win
- ‘Loser keeps Bieber’: Canada vs. USA hockey battle heats up
I am immensely proud of my country’s athletes right now.
Team Canada CLEANED UP, eh? Gold in both men’s and women’s hockey, Gold in both men’s and women’s curling, a full 25 medals combined and our women earned more gold medals than the women from any other country on earth.
Sochi may have had its problems, but the controversy surrounding these games also started up some important conversations about human rights, animal rights, and the spectacle of the Olympic Games in general. All in all, I’d say it was an… impactful three weeks. For better or for worse. I’m glad to have been part of the conversation.
Please enjoy this wee slideshow of Lauren-in-sportsland photos and Tweets before I rock the heck to bed.
Peace out, my friends
Word up Nizz bizzzkits,
It’s your girl Lauren O’SPORTS here coming at you live from… my living room. BUT, but BUT, I’m working in the sports department at work for the next 3 weeks (‘cause Olympics, duh) and therefore I’m going to pretend I’m writing at you from SPORTSLAND, which is where I be spending my days right about meow.
Yo, check it, here are some of my recent stories (and by recent, I mean everything I’ve written in the last three days when I haven’t been live-tweeting / Facebooking / Instagramming SPORTS THINGS) from the massively amazing CBC Olympics site:
- Canadian bobsledders go #BeardMode in Sochi
- Sochi’s ‘Nightmare Bear’ Olympic mascot terrifies the web
- Olympic rings malfunction during Sochi opening ceremony
- Olympic-themed rainbow Google Doodle takes aim at Russia’s anti-gay laws
- Gay snowboarder Cheryl Maas rocks rainbow glove in Sochi
- Sochi 2014: Canadian athletes pose with Olympic rings
- Canadians share #SochiSelfies ahead of Olympics