Less than one week into the 2012 London Olympic Games, social media has redefined the Olympic experience. Unprecedented numbers of Olympic athletes, viewers, media, and brands are engaging with each other across social media platforms, sharing real-time updates and insider perspectives on the Games. But if social media captures memorable moments forever, social blunders have a greater effect than ever before. Several Olympic athletes have been disciplined or removed from the Games due to social media posts, and NBC continues to receive intense criticism for its handling of live streaming events.

Below are a few articles describing some of the highs and lows of social media use at the 2012 Olympics games – and it’s not over yet.
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Photo Credit: NY Daily News (Michael Phelps)