The Social Media Olympics: Facebook vs Twitter

The Social Media Olympics: Facebook vs Twitter
2 August 2012 | | Social Media

It has been reported that Twitter is thrashing Facebook as the medium of choice for comments regarding the Olympic games; with statistics showing that 97% of mentions referring to the Olympic opening ceremony was placed on twitter.

London 2012 is the first Olympic games to see twitter play such a major role, as during Beijing 2008 the social networking site was still very much in its infancy. Since Friday’s Opening ceremony, the Olympics has been mentioned by more than 10million users, with British cycling Silver medallist Lizzie Armisted gaining followers at a rate of 500 per second straight after her win.

Twitter’s manager of editorial programming, Andrew Fitzgerald, said: “The biggest spike in Twitter conversation during the Opening Ceremony? When Rowan Atkinson, a.k.a. Mr Bean, appeared in a hilariously memorable homage to the Olympians of Chariots of Fire.”

However, many are unhappy with the way that the Olympic games are being covered by social networking sites due to ‘spoilers’ and abusive messages to the athletes.

Who wins the social media Olympics for you and your dental practice? Are you an avid twitterer or do you prefer sending and receiving your updates through Facebook? Does Google+ firmly receive the ‘bronze medal’ or is it in the tables at all?

If you’d like help setting up your social media accounts or would like some advice on how to run it to your practice’s advantage give Dental Design a call on 01202 677 277

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