The U.S. Open is all set to begin in an explosive manner this coming August 26th, where you will find that as a tennis fan, things have never been better. Sure, I am quite sure that Roger Federer is going to find it extremely difficult and challenging in adding to his impressive list of Majors considering how his steamrolling days are just about behind him for quite some time already, not to mention the rest of the field having caught up and surpassing him in different ways already. Still, I would like to root for him because he’s been an all round nice guy, just like the Good Guy Greg meme. Having said that, it is not going to be about tennis balls and hot dogs, as the US Open will also boast of a giant social media wall which measures an impressive 50 feet in width and 8 feet in height.
This social media wall will be able to depict content pulled from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, where it shows off the tweets, posts and photos in real-time. Fans are able to share their “voice” and be a collective “reporter” by using the official hashtag #usopen. Not only that, this particular wall will show what is trending so that attendees will be able to keep up to date with the latest news and upcoming events – at least the tech savvy ones out there. I do wonder whether this social media wall, should it be effective in its nature, be implemented in other Majors?