The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games generated 9 million posts in Twitter
There is much difference between what was Twitter in 2008, during the Beijing Games, and what is the social network four years later. But the comparison must be done well, but is merely testimonial: only on the first day of the Olympic Games in London, surpassing the number of messages sent during that lasted all the above quotation in China.
The opening ceremony was one of the biggest highlights so far, and sure it will be between now and closing. And that shipped 9.66 million messages alluding to the ceremony, since this began and until its closure once paraded delegations and athletes. The message that Tim Berners-Lee (“This is for all” ) was the most retweeted of the day, with nearly 10,000 entries.
And definitely one of the most curious message of the day was the one sent by the official count of the games (@London2012), which captured the exact moment that the Queen and James Bond helicopter flew over the stadium, to appear in the minutes in the official box as if nothing had happened. Quite an achievement for the octogenarian monarch.
The final count for Twitter after completion of the Olympic Games will necessarily have much greater numbers. Undoubtedly, the coverage of the games through social networks has its charms .
Link: Official Blog TwitterTags: London 2012, Olympics, Twitter