5 Must-Read Tweets About the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics

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Twitter is rocking the coverage of the London Olympic Games for summer 2012. While the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics has passed, there continue to be Tweets sent about the event days later. Some of the 140-character messages are funny, others are thought-provoking, and yet others cause readers to stop and ponder the message.

Before skimming the next Tweet, that is.

Twitter partners with NBC for coverage of the London 2012 Olympics, beating Facebook to the top spot. Twitter gets a gold medal in the social media category. The network is a great platform to spread word about the summer event as users can share information in real-time and users quickly communicate with each other. Let's examine some must-read Tweets about Danny Boyle's Opening Ceremonies that were sent during and after the event.

Prince Charles Tweets Too

This Twitter account is a fictional account of Prince Charles. The Tweets are random and funny. Here, the fictional Prince discusses whether Daniel Craig's James Bond will appear for the Olympics Opening Ceremony. As viewers now know, the movie star joined the Queen for a spot that simulated them parachuting into the Olympic Stadium.

Oh Prince Charles, do behave yourself! Please not that there were 278 ReTweets of this message.

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Highlights of the Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony was spectacular, and did include some unconventional moments. Twitter's @moorcat outlines some of these events here in his Tweet. As well as the Queen taking a comical role in the Olympics Ceremony (that was not predicted!), Mr. Bean also decided to show up to the large-scale 2012 event.

The highlights of the Ceremony are summed up with a Tweet. Gosh, that could have saved you the 3-hours of sitting on the couch watching the event!

So true!
So true! | Source

Videos to Share

Following the 2012 Olympic Ceremony, there continue to be shares of photos and videos from the event. This Tweet from @sizemore is a great one as it includes a funny video of an enthusiastic Olympics worker.

As @sizemore indicates, the worker may just have topped the Ceremony itself with her dry wit! The video follows the screen capture below.

Funny video sent via Twitter
Funny video sent via Twitter | Source

YouTube Video: Happy Olympics Worker 2012

Sarcastic Tweets

Yes, sarcasm does have its place on the social media networks. This next Tweet, sent by @senakylidiz1 (say that twice), is not a sarcastic exception. This user writes that people are likely not even paying attention to the Opening Ceremony. I am testing the waters with my Poll at the top of this article. Please take the poll if you have not already.

Now to start thinking of fake country names...

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The Queen Connection

Even if you did not watch the 2012 Opening Ceremonies, you likely have heard that that the Queen joined 007 in a video that portrayed them parachuting into the Olympic Stadium. According to this informative Tweet from @WilliamsJon, the Queen's grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry did not know about the stunt.

I did not realize this fact until I read the Tweet. Here is a great example how Twitter can quickly spread news and how it uses minimal words to express large ideas.

Excerpt of Royal Family interview
Excerpt of Royal Family interview | Source

The 2012 Olympics

There continue to be daily Tweets sent about the athletes, daily controversies, and statistics about the London event. There are photos, videos, and articles being sent worldwide daily about the Olympics. If you want to find out more, come with me as I head over to Twitter!

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ChristyWrites 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

It was a great time, Sunshine :)


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hey Christie, The Olympics are about to start again...Yay!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@carter, yes the fun pace of Twitter makes for interesting reads and good times! Glad you enjoy it too, and appreciate the enthusiasm here!

@Jane, Yes Prince Charles is a hoot! Thanks for the comment and read.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

I gotta admit I love, love, love twitter and don't even hardly bother with FB these days...twitter is fresh, in the moment, and you can follow anyone you want and you don't have to endure posts that bore your socks off & you don't care about...long live twitter I say...Loved this hub Christy, really enjoyable...lots of votes...cheers


Jane Carroll 4 years ago

Loved the Hub. I didn't watch the Olympics closely...but did try to keep up. How fun that Twitter got in on it...loved Prince Charles' tweets!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks everyone for taking time for the Olympics TV watching to read my hub! :) I like that even though some of you are not avid Twitter users, you still took time to come by and laugh along with me.

@Cogerson, the Tweets are not from the real Prince Charles but from a fake profile (mock).


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GoForTheJuggler 4 years ago from Texas

Good finds, Christy - voted up and across!

All of the negative Lolo Jones tweets really upset me, however. The US is full of sycophants and peanut galleries - you'd think that they would rather praise their own countrymen rather than bring them down... c'est la vie.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

It is amazing how fast we can communicate world events through social media. I would imagine it hard to keep those winning moments from reaching others before the news media announced them. This is an interesting read and found it very fascinating. Good post and many votes checked!


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Nice collection of tweets from the Olympics. I think the Olympics have provided a nice boost to Twitter. I think many many people have probably joined Twitter over the last 9 days....and they can thank all the press the Tweets have gotten. I really enjoyed reading Prince Charles tweet...very funny...I did not know he had a sense of humor....voted up and across the board.


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susiebrown48 4 years ago from Clearwater, FL

Have only tweeted once in my life, but I was a slow Facebook starter too.

Loved the hub!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Thanks for this very informative and amusing hub. Sometimes I don't get a chance to keep up with Tweeter very often but will take a look at what's going on. Passing this on.


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marketingbloke 4 years ago

great hub! I am loving every minute of the olympics.


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jcevans2009 4 years ago from Boise, ID

This is a fun read! Loved reading about the "Queen Connection!" Twitter is an even better resource than I realized...thanks for keeping us informed on this valuable networking tool.


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Marc Babineau 4 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

I was actually rather ashamed of the way a lot of athletes camped up for the cameras when they noticed they were on the telly! Is that really the image they want to portray as representatives (and paid representatives at that, now that medals come with monetary payments, and training is funded!( of their countries! They used to march in in a proud and dignified manner, this year it was just like they were a bunch of grade school girls in line to meet Justin Beiber!

Great post, Christy!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

excellent review Christy. You always squeezing the important updates from social network and its etiquette. Thanks for the fun read!


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mmsu 4 years ago from Pakistan

Good hub.Good idea:)


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Christy,

Right when I read this hub title, I knew it was going to be useful and hilarious! Loved the James Bond and the making up countries ides! Thanks for sharing and your presentation! Great job Christy!


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Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

I'm just getting into Twitter (a little late I know) but it really is incredible how fast things get shared! nice job :)


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Gamerelated 4 years ago from California

Hi ChristyWrites, I really enjoyed this Hub about Twitter. I have been trying to read about Twitter lately because I want to start using Twitter to promote my HubPages. I never got a Twitter account because I figured that everything you can do on Twitter you can do it on Facebook except better. I am thinking now that I am probably wrong about that assessment.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Twitter can be more fun than I thought it could be. Oh and there is a fake Prince Charles writing tweets. That is hilarious. I did not watch the Olympics but I did enjoy reading this hub.

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