9 Standout Opening Ceremony Tweets from London 2012 Olympics


Opening Fireworks - Photo Credit: London 2012

Opening Fireworks – Photo Credit: London 2012

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I found it to be an interesting concept to watch the same event with an international audience while simultaneously leaving banter and commentary to one another in real-time over social media. 

Nowadays, it’s commonplace to like, tweet, favorite, and share photos, video, and text online, but it still felt a bit surreal to simply enter in a few hashtags over Twitter to get a feel for the public’s mood.  One of the many tweets I replied to was from a Salt Lake City Utah reporter who was live in London doing coverage and I’m reading his first hand accounts in Los Angeles!  Talk about G.L.O.B.A.L.

There was quite a bit of commentary and one-liners flying by last night.  Most were tame, some were humorous, and a few were absolutely inappropriate.  Here are nine tweets that stood out to me:

Sarah Schultz @schultzse

I’d much rather watch the #OlympicCeremony on TV rather than live in London, because without the narration, I’d be bloody confused.

Mat Owen ‏@Divefire

Welcome home, Hong Kong! #London2012

Emily Jolly‏ @em_jolly

I didn’t even know half these countries existed #London2012

Hari Kondabolu‏ @harikondabolu

For the Queen of England, seeing all the different nations at the opening ceremony is like being in a room with all your exes #olympics

The Olympics Update @UpdateOlympics

For the first time in Olympic history all participating teams will have female athletes #OpeningCeremony

Sarah‏ @Sarah_Speirs

Dead pan voice “If you’re looking for a riveting game of badminton, and let’s be honest who isn’t, tune into Bravo.” Lol. #OpeningCeremony

Emily Simonson‏ @EmilyKatheryn1

And IRELAND! Watch out London, they have luck on their side! #OpeningCeremony

Christi Klein @cklegalblond

GB should be wearing #Burberry wouldn’t that be slick?! #Olympics #OpeningCeremony

Annonymous

Ralph Lauren’s Team USA uniforms were made in China, make our athletes look French, and we’re from the US…ugh!

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What notable commentary or tweets did you spot during the festivities?

Olympic Cauldron - Photo Credit: London 2012

Olympic Cauldron – Photo Credit: London 2012

 

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2 thoughts on “9 Standout Opening Ceremony Tweets from London 2012 Olympics

  1. Callie August 22, 2012 at 9:32 am Reply

    These are hilarious! I love the one about the Queen being in a room with all her exes…

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