Tweets heard ’round the world

Tweets heard ’round the world

Social media changes character of Olympic coverage, commentary
Greece’s Voula Papachristou, an Olympic triple jump competitor, has been dropped from Greece’s 2012 Olympic team over comments she made on Twitter poking fun of African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party.
Japan’s Miyuki Maeda looks at her iPhone as she watches badminton matches during the 2012 Summer Olympics on Tuesday in London. The immediacy and public nature of Twitter and its propensity to induce off-the-cuff irreverence and, sometimes, breathtaking ugliness has added a new and chaotic element to the Olympics.

Tweets heard ’round the world

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Greece’s Voula Papachristou, an Olympic triple jump competitor, has been dropped from Greece’s 2012 Olympic team over comments she made on Twitter poking fun of African immigrants and expressing support for a far-right party.
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Japan’s Miyuki Maeda looks at her iPhone as she watches badminton matches during the 2012 Summer Olympics on Tuesday in London. The immediacy and public nature of Twitter and its propensity to induce off-the-cuff irreverence and, sometimes, breathtaking ugliness has added a new and chaotic element to the Olympics.
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