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Olympics Opening Ceremony: U.S. Fans Should Follow Along On Twitter Olympics Opening Ceremony: U.S. Fans Should Follow Along On Twitter

Unfortunately for Olympic fans in the United States, the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics is underway and they can’t watch it live. That’s because NBC is not showing the ceremony live – either on TV or streaming online. …

Go For the Gold With This Olympics Drinking Game

Let’s face it, not everyone is a huge fan of the Olympics. Sure, watching some of the world’s most talented athletes compete for the ultimate glory of honoring their nations is compelling to some. But if you’re like some people, …

London Olympics Gets Its Own Dedicated Twitter Page London Olympics Gets Its Own Dedicated Twitter Page
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Tonight, the 2012 Summer Olympics officially kicks off with the opening ceremony, and the social media buzz is already at a fever pitch. According to Twitter, more tweets are coming in about the London Games in a single day than …

Opening Ceremony London 2012: Google Doodle Celebrates The Festivities Opening Ceremony London 2012: Google Doodle Celebrates The Festivities
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The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is just hours away, and the world is gearing up for a couple weeks of sporting brilliance. Internet giant Google is joining in the festivities (while based in the U.S., it has operations …

This Ferris Wheel Uses Tweets To Lighten Up The Mood Of The Olympics This Ferris Wheel Uses Tweets To Lighten Up The Mood Of The Olympics

EDF Engergy and Sosolimited are working together to put on what EDF calls the world’s first social media-powered light show. It uses tweets, and turns them into a real-time light show using the London Eye, a famous Ferris Wheel in …

Mark Zuckerberg & His Olympian Harvard Roomie Played A Lot Of Playstation Mark Zuckerberg & His Olympian Harvard Roomie Played A Lot Of Playstation

Sometimes, it’s hard to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. We know that he felt jaded by a former girlfriend and created Facebook in an attempt to prove his worth to her …

Australian Swimmer Getting Flack For Twitter Bikini Picture
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Stephanie Rice is a 3 time gold medal winner for the Australian swim team. She also has an awesome swimmers body. So i’m pretty sure that she didn’t see the backlash coming when she posted a picture of herself on …

Official Olympic Song Penned By Muse
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The band Muse has been chosen to provide the official song for the London 2012 Olympics. The very popular group were among those to carry the porch during its long tour of England. The song, called “Survival”, will play at …

Ryan Lochte or Michael Phelps: Who Will Steal the London Games?

These days, mentioning Michael Phelps almost requires you to also bring up his counter-part, USA’s Ryan Lochte. Ever since 2011′s World Championship, when Lochte beat Phelps in the head to head races, the 200 freestyle and the 200 IM, Lochte …

USA Track Star Lolo Jones is Going to the Olympics – And She’s Easy on the Eyes
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Lolo Jones finished the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. Track & Field Trials in third place with a time of 12:86, qualifying her for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. After placing seventh in the women’s 100-meter hurdles …

David Beckham Olympic Torch Sees Huge Auction Bids David Beckham Olympic Torch Sees Huge Auction Bids

The torch that was carried by David Beckham as part of the 2012 London Olympic Opening Ceremony is getting some huge bids at the official London Olympic Auction Site. According to The Daily Mail, The auction only went up last …

Facebook’s “Explore London 2012″ Hub Offers Athletes, Teams, But No Ads Facebook’s “Explore London 2012″ Hub Offers Athletes, Teams, But No Ads

If you’re a big fan of the Olympics and want to enhance your experience beyond simply watching the games on the tube, Facebook and the IOC are trying to make it easier for you. While various social media outlets are …

Online Olympic Viewership May Be Lower than Expected Online Olympic Viewership May Be Lower than Expected

This London 2012 Olympiad has been touted by the International Olympic Committee as being the first fully digital Olympiad. While that may be true that people have the ability to watch the games like never before, it seems that not …

Gabrielle Douglas Squares Off Against the Vault This Weekend

Gabrielle Douglas, the 16 year-old Olympic hopeful and gymnastics gold medalist, will go up against the vault at this weekend’s Visa Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. The top 15 men and women from this event will move to the Olympic …

Olympics Committee Says Its Okay to Post Images Olympics Committee Says Its Okay to Post Images

Olympic Organizers are now saying spectators are allowed to upload photos from the London games, after originally saying that it was not okay to do so. The terms on an Olympic ticket read: “Images, video and sound recordings of the …

McDonald’s Supersized To 1/2 The Size Of A Football Field

The most popular fast-food chain in the world is opening up a new restaurant in London just to accomodate the Olympic games this summer, and while it will be made out of 100% recyclable materials, the decision to keep it …

Social Media Enhances Olympic Coverage Social Media Enhances Olympic Coverage

Social media has made it easier to connect with athletes in may ways. Tweets from professional athletes make a victory more enjoyable for both the athletes and their fans. Social media has made it easier for athletes to get the …

Most TV Watchers Don’t Want Apps Or 3D, Study Finds Most TV Watchers Don’t Want Apps Or 3D, Study Finds
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The bulk of TV viewers, it seems, are not interested in having their TVs mimic the functionality of their smartphones and tablets. That, at least, is the conclusion of a recent survey of 2,000 viewers in the UK, who ranked …

Keith Moon: Long-Dead Drummer Invited To Play At Olympics

Legendary rock drummer Keith Moon of The Who is still making fans, 34 years after his death. The only problem is, some of them don’t realize he’s dead. Organizers for the 2012 Olympics have requested his presence to play a …

Olympians Are Deceptively Using Twitter to Advertise Olympians Are Deceptively Using Twitter to Advertise

Olympic hopefuls in Britain are advertising on twitter without declaring they have sponsorship deals with the brands. These athletes have been tweeting about everything form new cars to nail varnish, in some instances being offered an excess of $1 million …

Iran Blocks Access To London 2012 Olympics Site
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In a move that is not that rare or at all unheard of, the theocratic government in charge of the Republic of Iran has blocked access to the official site for the 2012 Olympics in London, England for all of …