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    4 Minute Roundup: Olympics Tape-Delay Backlash; PleaseRobMe’s Geo-Scare

    by Mark Glaser
    February 19, 2010
    NBC limited live streaming coverage of the Olympics online to mainly curling and hockey.

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    Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the backlash against NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics, with people on the West Coast angry at the network for tape-delaying the best events until prime time. Plus, a new service called PleaseRobMe.com points out the vulnerability of people who use check-in geo-location services such as Foursquare along with Twitter. And I ask Just One Question to NewTeeVee’s Liz Gannes.

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    Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

    Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

    What Olympic tape-delay controversy? NBC still doesn’t get it at Seattle Times

    Olympic Tape Delays Roil Fans, But It’s Good for NBC’s Business at Wired Epicenter

    Query for NBC Olympics on Twitter Sentiment

    Where to Watch the 2010 Winter Olympics Online at NewTeeVee

    Yahoo Olympics Site Surpasses NBCOlympics.com in Traffic at NewTeeVee

    Please Rob Me website causes fury for telling burglars when Twitter users are not home at the Telegraph

    Foursquare Responds To Please Rob Me: Please Shut Up at TechCrunch

    I’m Here, New York, Please Rob Me at NY Times City Room blog

    Please Rob Me Is Not A (Successful) Lawsuit Waiting To Happen at Business Insider

    Here’s a graphical view of the most recent MediaShift survey results. The question was: “What do you think of Google Buzz?”

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    Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think about NBC’s Olympic tape delay:

    Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.

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    Tagged: liz gannes nbc pleaserobme tape delay winter olympics
    • I am actually surprised to see that many voted possible on the latest survey there. Would have expected the number to be lower than 8%

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