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.
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!
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.
YouTube Video: Happy Olympics Worker 2012
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...
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.
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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