The Olympics are in full swing and much is a buzz about learning the results before they are replayed on NBC in prime time. If you want to know the latest in the results, behind the scene images, and other fun stuff - head over to Twitter.
Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”. It has been described as the text messaging of the Internet. Unlike Facebook, Twitter users can pick a handle or nickname to tweet. New to Twitter? Check out my Twitter 101 post.
Hashtags: words or phrases prefixed with the symbol #, a form of metadata tag. It's a way to quickly find a similar subject of tweets. Below are seven of the trending (most popular) hashtags.
#FabFive (US gymnastics)
Follow the Athletes
@samuelLJackson. Just for fun, check him out. He's putting his own spin on the Olympics via twitter.
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