How Do You Follow the 2012 Olympics? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Ads by Google

Last week we asked you which Twitter desktop client is your favorite Two of the options got the largest number of votes. Which do you think were the most popular answers?

Out of 240 votes in total, 30% use TweetDeck, 6% use MetroTwit, 5% use Twitter for Mac, 2% use Echofon, and about the same number use Destroy Twitter, Janetter and Seesmic, 12% use another Twitter client (and most of those mentioned HootSuite, which is not technically a desktop client and was therefor not included), a full 28% don’t use a desktop client for Twitter, and 13% don’t use Twitter at all.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Seems like Twitter’s own desktop client is leading the pack. Twitter must be doing something right with its client!

poll-results-august4

Also check out RobertSBoone’s comment from this poll, which was chosen as comment of the week and awarded 150 points!

This week’s poll question is: How Do You Follow the 2012 Olympics?

Want to make some extra MakeUseOf reward points? The most useful comment on the poll will be awarded 150 points!

The 2012 Olympic games have started last week, and it’s the most exciting time for anyone who likes to follow the events. Recent Olympics have seen a steady rise in alternative ways to follow the games. While in the post everyone watched them on TV or listened on the radio, this year more than ever, people are using social media, streaming and apps to follow their favorite sports. What is your favorite way to watch the London 2012 games?

Do you use an app or a website to follow the Olympics? Tell us which. And as usual, tell us of your unique way in case it’s not mentioned as an option.

Join live MakeUseOf Groups on Grouvi App Join live Groups on Grouvi
Hacker Groups
Hacker Groups
108 Members
Internet Crimes
Internet Crimes
44 Members
Internet Piracy
Internet Piracy
23 Members
Internet Meme Origins
Internet Meme Origins
21 Members
WWW Fact or Fiction
WWW Fact or Fiction
20 Members
Ads by Google
Comments (45)
  • jkcook

    You left off the most obvious answer of all–go to London and watch them in person!

  • Hoku Sarroca

    People watch football/basketball /tennis/ golf..games when it’s in season. I’d rather watch the olympic’s where I can pick n choose the sport I want to watch. To eaches own. I’m not a sports fan but this year I did watch, Although it is true that NBC pretty much botched a lot of it. Next year golf? really? IMO it’s a really good way to get out of hearing SO much about politic bashing… I get enough of that at commercials and on the news.

    • Yaara Lancet

      Hear hear! I agree with you completely. No one watches sports because it’s important. I love the Olympics, although I barely got to watch it this year.

  • Joses Lemmuela

    I knew it, most people don’t follow olympics at all. For me, because it’s something held far abroad and rarely involves my country, except in badminton(which is also my favorite sport), plus there’s just that many uninteresting sports(well, to me), I’m too lazy to follow it at all.

  • achyut reddy

    i watch it on tv but if i miss it i watch it on nbc.com

  • Vampie C.

    When I’m home from work, I switch the TV on to wwatch the “live” broadcasting.

    And I watch the evening news to get a heads up on everything that happend during the day.

    I just like to watch it on television, because now we see sports that don’t get that much coverage in the normal sport shows.

    The results are not that important for me, I just want to see the games.

Load 10 more
Affiliate Disclamer

This review may contain affiliate links, which pays us a small compensation if you do decide to make a purchase based on our recommendation. Our judgement is in no way biased, and our recommendations are always based on the merits of the items.

For more details, please read our disclosure.
Affiliate Disclamer

This review may contain affiliate links, which pays us a small compensation if you do decide to make a purchase based on our recommendation. Our judgement is in no way biased, and our recommendations are always based on the merits of the items.

For more details, please read our disclosure.