Beijing 2008 Olympic athletes may be allowed to blog

The rise in popularity of blogs, with a growing expectation that there’ll be someone blogging at any major event, is changing the way large organisations need to think about and legislate on how information is distributed.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stated that it’s considering allowing athletes, trainers, and others in the Olympic Village in Beijing, to blog their experiences, so long as it doesn’t turn into a “Big Brother” reality TV show.

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Blogging Trumps Starbucks In China

North Americans are accustomed to seeing Starbucks — pretty much everywhere.  Sometimes on more than one street corner.  It might not surprise a North American, therefore, to find a Starbucks in the middle of the Forbidden City, in the heart of Beijing.

That’s right.

While you ponder the incredible history around you, you can also enjoy an double almond no-foam latte.

Well, it may not last for long. 

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