Facebook More Popular Than Twitter, Google+ for Talking About the Olympics [Infographic]

By Devon Glenn 

If you want to read what other people are saying about the  2012 Olympics online, look no further than your Facebook page. A new survey reveals that more viewers will discussing the games on Facebook than on any other network.

In TechBargains’ 2012 Olympic Survey, 1,330 respondents shared which events they would be watching this year, which devices they would be using, whether they would watch in 3D or 2D, and on which social networks the discussion would be taking place.

The respondents revealed that they used social media primarily to cheer on their teams or a particular athlete with their friends. They were less interested in sharing stories about the athletes themselves or about the opening and closing ceremonies. Of those who planned to use social media to talk about the events, 77 percent said that they would use Facebook. Twitter was a distant second at 31 percent, while Google+ closed the gap on the microblogging site with 28 percent of the respondents. For an event that’s supposed to bring the world together for friendly competition, people seem to be sticking close to home. See more interesting statistics in the infographic below.

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