The London Olympic Legacy: Science and Social Media | Playbook | Wired.com

The London Olympic Legacy: Science and Social Media | Playbook | Wired.com:

US athletes marching during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics wanted to be sure to capture the moment on their phones. Photo: AP Photo/Mark HumphreyLONDON — And so the Olympics come to an end. The last medals awarded, the 16 days of competition having left behind with images of greatness and disappointment, memories that already fade. Time inside the Olympic bubble simply ceases to exist. It’s not Tuesday to you anymore, it’s Day 11. Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated athlete in Olympic history? Seems like it happened months ago, and not just last week.

CURATOR’S NOTE: This year’s Olympics show just how ingrained Social Media is in our day to day lives. Some people say Social Media is dying – do you agree?

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