INFOGRAPHIC: Sharing the 2012 Olympics
It has widely been acclaimed as the best Olympics of the modern era. From start to finish, London put on a party that served as wonderful setting for the world’s greatest athletes to strut their stuff. And they did just that.
From Usain Bolt’s sprinting magnificence to the triumphs of home favourites Mo Farah, Chris Hoy and Jessica Ennis, audiences across the world sat entranced for 17 days as the action unfolded.
Of course, we’ve gorged on the Olympics before, but never have we watched, shared, discussed and dissected them like we did at London 2012.
Beijing may have been the first Games to be shared on social media, but in the four years since the likes of Facebook and Twitter have grown so much that the world has become a much smaller place.
Perhaps, it’s little wonder that Danny Boyle, the artistic director of the opening ceremony, handed centre stage to the inventor of the internet Tim Berners-Lee…
The infographic below takes a look at how the internet was central to the 2012 Olympic experience…
Infographic by RadiumOne
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