As the world waits impatiently to see top athletes compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Quiq team is sitting in warm offices dreaming of gold medals and making Olympic predictions. From February 7th through the 25th, some of the world’s greatest athletes will brave frigid temperatures to compete in events such as ski jumping and the luge.
With top talent from all over the world, the competition in every sport will be fierce. There are a couple of things we’re sure of:
1) There will be plenty of moments to talk about over the next few weeks, and
2) People home and abroad will be burning up their mobile soft keys to text friends and family about those “thrill of victory and agony of defeat” moments with pics, videos, emojis, and GIFs – sharing their excitement, no matter where they are.
This year it will be easy for spectators who have traveled to Pyeongchang to send text messages as the top three mobile carriers, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are all allowing customers to use their plans in Korea without charge. This means there will be a surge of text messages from those who are “boots on the ground” at the Winter Games and are able to capture unbroadcasted moments of the Olympics to share with their social networks back home.
While we can’t predict who will take home medals for each event, we thought we’d take break from making predictions about the next rose ceremony on “The Bachelor” and take a shot at predicting the most popular text messages that will be exchanged during the Winter Games.
Quiq presents the most popular texting topics for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics:
10. “What time is it there”
(Time differences) – South Korea is 14 hours ahead of everyone on the East Coast and 17 hours ahead of the West Coast.
9. “Did you see those gloves”
(The opening ceremony uniforms) – Team USA will be sporting uniforms designed by Ralph Lauren.
8. “What’s a Soohorang?”
(The Mascot) – This year a friendly white tiger named Soohorang will serve as the mascot.
7. “Where can I get that jacket?”
(The gear athletes are sporting) – Along with hi-tech gear designed by Ralph Lauren, athletes will sport outfits for medal ceremonies designed by Nike.
6. “How cold is it?”
(Temperatures) – Pyeongchang 2018 is expected to be the coldest Winter Olympics site since Norway 1994.
5.“Wow, can you believe they picked that song?”
(The music choices for figure skating) – This will be the first year athletes competing in singles and double figure skating events will be allowed to skate to music with lyrics.
4. “Whoa, did you see that?”
(Big Air) – Snowboarding and freestyle skiing are new events this year that will sure to get viewers attention.
And finally, the top three text messaging topics:
For the Bronze
“What time is it on?”
(Schedules) – With so many great events, viewers will want to remember to check schedules for event dates and times.
Silver goes to
(All performances) – From the pomp and circumstance of opening ceremonies, to the bittersweet closing ceremonies and every feat of athleticism in between, we expect there to be a lot of texts summing it all up with this one word.
Taking home the Gold
“How many do we have?”
(Medal counts) – With 102 events in 15 sports, it’ll be the first Winter Olympics to surpass 100 medal events so there’s plenty of metal to keep track of.
What are your predictions for the most popular text message topics that will be sent during the 2018 Winter Olympics? Leave a comment below and share.
No matter where you are in the world, enjoy the games. Good luck to all the athletes and let the games begin.
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