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Memes that Brazilians are sharing about the Olympics

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:17:36 +0000

One of the stars of the Olympic games in Rio has been the crowd itself. The liveliness of the crowd has attracted the attention of the foreign press (NYTimes, BBC), and particularly of athletes and their coaches. My personal favourite case has been how football fans yelled in chorus “zika” every time the US goalkeeper […]

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The Global Social Media Impact Study is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 Social Network Sites and Social Science).

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Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science