Posted on 03 August 2012
This week in social media — live birds at the Corcoran, Olympian wildlife doppelgangers and Snoop Lion.
By Stephie Hass
African Lion at the National Zoo (Photo by Meghan Murphy for Smithsonian National Zoo)
This week on the Internet, the National Zoo takes a unique angle on the Olympics by comparing world-class athletes to its animal inhabitants. At Redskins training camp, fans are advised to look out for “zebras,” or a pack of black-and-white-striped refs who will be advising players. In other news, the Corcoran is featuring a new exhibit containing live canaries, the Romneys’ horse gets a shot at gold, Michael Phelps’ famous headphones get redesigned for cats, and of course, Snoop Lion.
“We’re both blond, toned and powerhouses in H20, but does @WaterPoloTony sport claws and teeth like me? #ZooGames http://pic.twitter.com/HUMviYqk” via National Zoo @NationalZoo
“Why you should be on the lookout for zebras the next few days at #skinscamp http://redsk.in/OJ9ADI” via Redskins @Redskins.
“Huff Post, Jennifer Coster and ‘Canaries in McMansionland.’ Part of @WPAdc & Corcoran’s #takeittothebridge http://ow.ly/1OotSx#tweetsound” via Corcoran @CorcoranDC
“Olympic Dressage gets under way. How did Ann Romney’s horse do? http://bit.ly/QCtIqd” via CSMonitor.com @csmonitor
“Headphones For Cats: Just One Idea From Spur, A New One-Stop Viral Video Shop http://bit.ly/NoC3ZQ by @nealunger” via Fast Company @FastCompany
“Wats the word on the street about #snooplion?? @cnn http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/31/tsr-pkg-moos-snoop-dogg-changes-to-lion.cnn …” via snoop lion @snoop_lion (Retweeted by Snoop Dogg)