August 10, 2012 9:29 AM | By Ian Harrison, Special to MSN Tech & Gadgets
The Twitter Olympics

Half the Olympic action has happened in 140 characters or less



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. (© AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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  • 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. (© AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
  • Voula Papachristou - The Twitter Olympics (© AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
  • Michael Morganella - The Twitter Olympics (© AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
  • Adrian Burley - Opening Ceremony - The Twitter Olympics (© Photo by Rex Features)
  • NBC - The Twitter Olympics (© AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
  • Guy Adams - The Twitter Olympics (© AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
  • Bradley Wiggins - The Twitter Olympics (© Back Page Images / Rex Features)
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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.

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