Quoted: on plea to limit Olympics tweets (good luck with that)

“It’s just — if it’s not an urgent, urgent one, please kind of take it easy.”

an International Olympic Committee spokesman pleads with London Olympics spectators to hold back on the tweets. Reuters reports that overloading of data networks has affected TV coverage, such as during men’s cycling over the weekend when commentators were unable to tell viewers how far the leaders of the race were ahead because GPS data could not get through. Network strain aside, some point out that accessibility to today’s Olympics sure have come a long way — from pigeons, the telegraph and more.


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