Twitter Reacts to Canada's Olympic Hockey Loss: #GoCanadaGo vs #SuckItCanada

As a Canadian, last night’s Olympic Men’s Hockey loss to the United States shed some light on the new experiences that social media can bring to sporting events and rivalries. Specifically, as I ventured post-game into the world of Twitter, I was supported by my friends’ similar reactions. We theorized back and forth about the reasoning behind the loss from halfway across the country, and posted links and analysis that helped us understand the game. Social media was effective in helping me connect and learn about this new experience.

As time passed, I noticed a few category tags appearing for certain topics. #GoCanadaGo has emerged as the most popular hashtag for supporting our Canadian atheletes, and it was nice to join that thread and observe all the support for the team.