As we bid farewell to the 2016 #Olympics, we wanted to take a look back at how the event performed live on Twitter. Throughout the #Rio2016 Games, fans around the world turned to Twitter to cheer for thrilling victories, engage with athletes, see highlights, and share in the live experience.
Here’s a summary of how it all unfolded, both globally and for @TeamGB..
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin this Friday with the #OpeningCeremony at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and fans around the world can stay close to all of the action on Twitter, Vine and Periscope. Here’s your how-to-follow guide.
Twitter Emojis and key accountsThe best way to stay close to the Olympics conversation on Twitter is by following the official hashtag, #Rio2016, and these official accounts:
It was an unprecedented day for UK politics - and the live conversation on Twitter is still roaring.
The intense political debate saw 6.4 million Tweets about the EU Referendum (#EUref) sent from 7am when the polls opened on Thursday, to 10am on Friday as the nation reacted to @David_Cameron’s resignation speech.
You can now have access to a longer WiFi connection for free at St Pancras International Railway Station, thanks to a partnership between Twitter and Wifi metropolis (@wifimetropolis), the internet service provider at St Pancras International Railway Station.
Starting today (June 14th), WiFi users at the station will be able to enjoy a faster, simplified, sign in faster experience, and surf the internet for 4 hours for free.
Twitter and Transport for London and today began piloting a world-first service whereby customers will be automatically alerted of severe delays on key London Underground and TfL rail services as soon as they occur, helping them to avoid disruption.
The innovative pilot, developed exclusively with Twitter, will allow anyone who follows any combination of four existing TfL Twitter feeds (London Overground, TfL Rail, Central line and District line) to be able to opt-in to receive instant notifications about severe disruption.
Starting today, a new set of tools are available that enable you to track how the EU referendum is being discussed live on Twitter.
The #EURef Data Hub is a partnership between the Press Association (@PA) and Twitter which is designed to allow anyone to monitor in real-time how the big issues and high profile campaigners are driving discussion.
Over the past decade, the Tweet has evolved from a simple 140-character text message to a rich canvas for creative expression featuring photos, videos, hashtags, Vines, and more. In just the past few months we added the ability to poll your community, react quickly and cleverly with GIFs, and share and enjoy Periscope broadcasts in Tweets.