Avoiding Olympics spoilers is an event all its own
Suspense is an integral part of the Olympics. But between the increased use of social media and the half-day delay between events in London and the East Coast telecast, avoiding spoilers requires a Herculean effort this year. Friends appear to be one of the most likely sources of news flashes, both wanted and unwanted. Twitter users, for instance, have generated about 2.5 million tweets a day with the words “Olympics” or “#Olympics,” company spokeswoman Elaine Filadelfo said.