Maia and Alex Shibutani interview on social media
The Q&A is done by Jimmy Morgan, who is a pairs skater in Boston (he will be competing at Nationals at the senior level with partner Alex Shaughnessy) and a public relations major at Boston University. Jimmy is also the guy behind the @BOS2014, the Twitter account for U.S. Nationals.
It's a great interview with Maia and Alex and how they became interested in social media and Jimmy provides some very useful takeaways for those who use social media professionally. (Jimmy's website is actually quite impressive in that regard. Lots of useful tips!)
For years, they have set a VERY high standard. Not just with social media, but traditional media blogs as well.
Some exceptionally well written and genuinely fun reads:
BLOG from Four Continents 2011: That's a Wrap from TAIPEI
BLOG from Washington DC Dinner at the invitation of US Secretary of State:
Gambatte, Max Aaron/"No letting off the gas pedal"
Deleted ... because what I wrote was misinterpreted.
I would very surprised if ANY of the top US Skaters are taking the day off from training, what with Nationals only a few weeks away. If anything, it probably means a lighter overall schedule with no classes (for those in school like the Shibs) helping to make the training day less hectic overall. Elite figure skating is a sport whose timing pays little regard for the "holiday" part of the holiday season.