Double Front – new blog

double front

Welcome to Double Front to the blogging world and to Twitter. Kristal is always great to talk to on Twitter about gymnastics, delighted that she’s started a blog!

Double Front is not your average gymnastics blog.

This site was created by ksboulden to critically analyze the intersection of artistic gymnastics, digital culture and social media.

Although gymnastics is one of the most popular Olympic sports—capturing the imagination and viewership of millions every four years—little academic treatment is given to the relationship between gymnastics and traditional and new media.

Social media tools, namely blogs, Twitter and YouTube, have given individuals the opportunity to tell alternative stories of gymnastics competitions and to produce and distribute their own news stories. These tools have also changed how fans access information and media about gymnastics, how they communicate with other fans and how they create communities.

Double Front explores these major themes:

  • Information seeking behavior of Olympic sports fans, particularly gymnastics fans
  • Role and impact of citizen media/social media in production and dissemination of gymnastics news
  • Creation of digital gymnastics communities and mobile gymnastics culture

Really looking forward to your posts Kristal!

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