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Should Sports Stars Use Twitter?

2012 has been a busy year for Twitter; the London Olympics saw an unprecedented amount of Tweets and, in amongst all the big names Tweeting, controversy has kept the social media tool in the news.

UKSN presents: Interview with Team GB Digital Manager, Joe Morgan

UKSN is delighted to give you Part 2 of our offering from Team GB. This time Joe has taken some time out to answer questions around Team GB and London 2012. He gives a really insightful look at to what went on….

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Guest Post: Team GB and the Socialympics

Guest Post: Joe Morgan is the Online Editor and Digital Manager at Team GB. He was at the forefront of delivering team content for the Olympic Games this summer and here is his unique summary of how it went.

UKSN to chair global keynote with London 2012 Head of New Media, Alex Balfour

Tomorrow sees the start of the acclaimed Social Media Week here in London and I’m delighted to have been asked to chair a ‘fireside chat’ with Alex Balfour. Here’s your chance to ask Alex a question about London 2012. Read on for more info…

Tweets per minute breaks 100k for 100m Final

Usain Bolt’s victory in Sunday night’s 100 meter final saw twitter reaction peak 33 seconds after his lightening 9.63 second Olympic victory with 2,360 tweets per second

30m Olympic Tweets & much more from Week One of the Games

Twitter has become the go to platform for this Olympic Games. Here is a quick round up of what has been going on so far….

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The Socialympics Begin with 9.6m Tweets on Opening Night!

Friday night saw the start of the Olympic Games with a flourish at the Opening Ceremony and people took to Twitter in record numbers throughout it.

The Socialympics

Iain takes a brief look at the new legislation that has been enacted, what an infringing act consists of, the defences and exemptions , penalties and gives some suggestions as to what a brand (a non-official sponsor) should do at this months London 2012 Olympic Games.

BBC Sport launches beta Facebook App ahead of Olympics

BBC Sport yesterday launched a Facebook application offering audiences live streams of major sports events, including Wimbledon and up to 24 streams of Olympics coverage. This is the first time the BBC has live streamed events on Facebook.

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London 2012 launch mobile app

This weekend has seen the London 2012 organisers LOCOG release the first of two mobile apps, called ‘Join In’, that will be available to sports fans at the Games this year.