I thought the idea raised in the Weekly Writing Challenge of London being called the social Olympics was quite interesting.

I think the description of 2012 as having been the social Olympics was pretty apt, not as is suggested in the prompt because of Twitter or social networking, but because it brought the nation out in a fit of the good old-fashioned kind of socialising.

Twitter may have registered more Tweets in one day during the London Olympics than during the duration of Beijing 2012, but that’s hardly a surprising statistic when you consider that in 2008 it had just 6 million accounts. During this Games a significant proportion of its 140 million registered users were collectively live tweeting the events.

And yet London 2012 never felt like a social media affair to even the same degree as an episode of Question Time. It may be down to the…

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