How Ironic: Twitter Disrupts TV's Cycling Coverage

The Guardian , Monday, July 30, 2012 2:38 PM
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The BBC blamed the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) for the lack of information which left commentator Chris Boardman using his own watch to estimate timings. But the International Olympic Committee said fans sending updates to Twitter while watching the race had in effect jammed transmissions of race information. The tweets led to the failure of electronic race updates reaching TV commentators.

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