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Facebook Sees 116 Million Olympic-Themed Communications

The Olympics are over, and we can say, without a doubt, that this year was the first true “social media games.” And unprecedented amount of people took to social networks to not only discuss the action, but to follow athletes and get up-to-the-minute results that they weren’t able to find through traditional TV broadcasts. Today, Facebook has released their stats …

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The Olympics Generated More Than 150 Million Tweets

Now that the London 2012 summer games have come to a close, Twitter is releasing some figures that shine a light on just how gigantic a role social media played in this year’s Olympics. 2012 is no doubt the first ever Twitter-fueled Olympics, as the amount of engagement on the site dwarfed anything seen in the 2008 Games in Beijing. …

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London 2012 Rhythmic Gymnastics Doodle Hits Google Homepage

The latest in Google’s series of Olympics-themed doodles celebrates rhythmic gymnastics. The previous three were interactive, playable games, but Google appears to have gotten back to the more traditional doodle style. Perhaps they just couldn’t figure out a way to make a game out of rhythmic gymnastics. The previous doodle was for soccer, which was preceded by slalom canoe, basketball, …

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London 2012 Soccer Google Doodle is a PK Simulator

Google has unleashed yet another time-wasting Olympic Google doodle upon web browsers everywhere. While Google has created a different Google doodle for each day of the London 2012 Olympics, the past few days have featured an easy to learn, yet difficult to master mini-game based on an Olympic sport. Yesterday’s doodle saw players navigating rapids in a slalom canoe. Today’s …

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Twitter’s Been Buzzing About the Olympics [INFOGRAPHIC]

During the Olympic games, there’s a good chance that somewhere, on some channel, there’s some coverage nearly all day long. The Olympic games are also a popular global event with a lot of built-in drama. Couple all of that with the fact that Americans have turned to social media for their Olympic news (thanks to NBC’s delay), and you can …

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Zuckerberg’s Harvard Roomie Goes for Gold Today in the Triple Jump

Samyr Laine is a triple jumper who holds both the indoor and outdoor records for his University. On Tuesday, he qualified for the finals in the Olympics games in said sport. Laine, who is competing under the Haitian flag, is a remarkable athlete. But there are plenty of remarkable athletes in these London Games – so what distinguishes Laine from …

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London 2012 Slalom Canoe: Google Doodle Lets You Navigate the Rapids

Today, Google continues their run of Olympic-themed Doodles with their third straight interactive Doodle. Since the opening ceremony, Google has provided us with a different Doodle every day, showcasing one of the many Olympic sports. And for the last couple of days, those Doodles have been playable. On Tuesday, the Doodle featured a hurdles game. Yesterday, it was a basketbal …

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Watch Epke Zonderland’s Ridiculous Gold Medal High Bar Routine

There are good men’s horizontal bar routines. Then there is Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland’s horizontal bar routine. Yesterday, during the final day of gymnastics competition at the 2012 Olympics, the Dutchman wowed spectators and TV audiences alike with his high-flying acrobatics on the way to a gold medal – The Netherlands’ first ever gold in the event. Zonderland, apart from …

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London 2012 Basketball: Google Doodle Features Playable Hoops Game

Today, Google continues their run of Olympic-themed Doodles with another interactive game – this one involving basketball. Yesterday, you probably remember wasting plenty of time on Google’s homepage attempting to turn in the fastest hurdles time of your coworkers. This game is much different – maybe a bit harder. It’s a simple hoops game where you have 24 seconds to …

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London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle Can Be Played With A Game Controller

As you’ve probably seen by now, Google has a Google doodle up today, the latest in its series of Olympics-related doodle art. This one is for hurdles. The doodle is a fun, quick, playable game, which lets you run and jump, and try to get to the end of the track as quickly as possible. It does bring the QWOP …

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Google Accused Of Subtle Racism Over “Black Guy Running On A Watermelon” Doodle

Since the start of the London Olympics, Google has displayed a brand new Doodle every day highlighting different Olympic events. We’ve seen Doodles celebrating the sports of shot put, javelin, tables tennis, field hockey, and more. Today’s Doodle pays tribute to all the athletes participating in various track events involving hurdles – but some are seeing something buried a bit …

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Watch 138 People Break The World Skydiving Record

Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and Gabby Douglas aren’t the only people setting records through amazing physical achievements. In an effort that took over three days, nearly a gross of skydivers took to the skies over Ottawa, Illinois to break the world record in vertical skydiving. 138 divers, to be exact. The previous record was 108, and people traveled from all …

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