Half the Olympic action has happened in 140 characters or less
No Summer Olympics has ever seen as much social media activity as at London 2012. Back at Beijing 2008, some four million people used Twitter. These days, the site has 500 million users. And in London, fans and athletes alike have been Tweeting up a storm, creating a few storms of controversy in the process with some provocative postings. If you're not plugged into the Twittersphere, or just haven't been keeping up with your timeline, here's a look at the candidates for Olympic gold (and a few for fool's gold) in the social media skills competition.
In Iowa, Christina Dreier and her husband often must choose between paying bills and buying enough food for their family. Food stamps and the local foo... More In Iowa, Christina Dreier and her husband often must choose between paying bills and buying enough food for their family. Food stamps and the local food pantry provide some relief, but sometimes the Dreiers' best efforts aren't enough. They are among millions of Americans who struggle with hunger, and those numbers are on the rise. Read more about hunger in the United States online in National Geographic magazine: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/hunger/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
Date 31 mins ago, Duration 4:50, Views 0
Latest tech videos
How quick are you to adopt new technologies?
Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results
- I'm a tech-head — first in line to buy the latest and greatest.
- I'll typically wait for the first wave to pass and the bugs fixed before diving in.
- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I hang on to my tech goodies for good reason.
- I'm still using a VCR and my late '90s flip phone.