For years the guys over at Raincity Studios have had my back when it comes to social media in this town so naturally when I hear they’re making waves across the globe, I’m happy to report on it.
They’re all about outreach, community, and spreading the gospel of digital media along with the power of the citizen journalist and they’ve taken Beijing by storm, despite the obstacles of great firewall proportions.
If you’ve been following Kris Krug’s Tweets or his amazing Flickr stream (side note check out his new tattoo) you’ll know that he and Robert Scales (CEO) have been spending much time in China.
As a result of their photos and microblogging about the events unfolding around them, they have garnered much attention from mass media outlets around the world, especially in the days leading up to the Olympics and their involvement in the International Symposium on Olympic Studies.
Blogosphere guru and our good friend DaveO has a list of all of kk+ and scales coverage over on the Raincity Blog including links to YouTube videos and Flickr sets.
If you’re wondering what the summer games are like from a civilian perspective enhanced with social media know how, stay tuned to their Twitter [scales / kk] and Flickr [scales / kk] feeds for coverage. Additionally, I hear Kris (also of Static Photography) is looking to get into the men’s basketball event and in exchange he’ll trade off some photography, which I think would be well worth it to anyone.