"I think we can expect to see some fun stuff taking place with wearable technology, particularly Google Glass. This is likely to be showcased at the Games by some athletes. I'm still trying to get hold of some!" he says.
"We will surely see some innovation around how sponsors associate themselves with the Games too. I think we'll see the sports using social media more, too."
A lot of athletes were prominent on social media at London 2012. For some, such as sprint star Bolt, it just added to their golden glory and was an extension to their marketing reach and personal brand building.
But for others, such as the under-performing Australian swim team, over-engagement online was seen as being detrimental to performance.
Miah also points to teenage British diver Tom Daley, who allowed himself to be drawn into angry arguments on Twitter after being abused by trolls following a disappointing performance -- though he bounced back to win a bronze medal.
"It would have gone unnoticed, but Tom retweeted it and made a comment. Within hours, the web was fixated on this and it became a real issue. It's reasonable to go after abusive trolls, but doing so may affect so many other things about how the Games is experienced."
However, Miah says social media such as Twitter can be very important for younger athletes, especially when they find themselves alone in foreign surroundings and in need of support from friends and family.
A fine line
In Russia, competitors will have to be careful what they post online about sensitive issues such as gay rights -- the IOC has strict rules about "no political statements."
Two Swedish athletes caused controversy at last month's World Track and Field Championships in Moscow by wearing rainbow-colored fingernails -- one proudly posted the evidence on Instagram.
American runner Nick Symmonds, meanwhile, followed up his post-race denouncement of Russia's anti-gay legislation by tweeting a picture of himself meeting with the Russian LGBT sports federation.
He had refused to say anything publicly before his 800 meters race, in which he won silver, due to fears he might be arrested.
"Sochi 2014 will be a watershed in terms of how organizers react to open media platforms in future Games," Miah says.
"We will definitely see some controversies around gay rights take center stage, especially as I think a lot of athletes will feel strongly about this.
"The IOC prohibits political protest but it's hard to see how the new law in Russia does not infringe its own charter, which guarantees freedom from discrimination.
"It's still really unclear what kind of action Russia would take if a foreign athlete takes a stand on this matter, especially as they themselves may feel persecuted by this law. That's the key difference compared with China's 2008 Games, the only recent comparison.
"Gay athletes competing at the Games will feel personally implicated in this and I would not be surprised if we see at least one competing athlete take a stand. It may be subtle, but it will be there."
Huot says IOC will not "police" athletes' social media activities, but will "educate" them.
"We don't police but rather work through education and engagement so athletes and others at the Games know about our best practices," he told CNN.
Let's talk about this
Miah says Sochi organizers, the IOC and the press cannot afford to "treat social media as just another broadcast channel."
"It isn't. It is a conversation among thousands of people and, in the same way that you wouldn't issue a press release during a conversation, you shouldn't do so on social media," he says.
"Organizations have to be fluid, responsive, open and respectful, even recognizing that issues are controversial and that resolution may be beyond them.
"We can expect to see much more use of social media commentaries within traditional media. Tweets from celebrities end up being the direct quotes used by broadcasters and I think we can expect to see a lot more of this during Sochi."
However, it seems unlikely that social media will be able to bring about social change in Russia during Sochi 2014.