The UK population’s social media profiles are proving that not only are we going crazy for the Olympics, the event is improving our mood.
According to research by Facebook, the number of positive words Brits are posting in their status updates and comments are far higher than at this time last year. The use of the words ‘happy’ and ‘brilliant’ have risen by 36 per cent, ‘amazing’ is up by 26 per cent and ‘love’ by 20 per cent. The upturn began on July 27 with the opening ceremony.
Brits are also using Facebook to share their favourite bits of the games and to vocalize their support for the athletes.
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The biggest characters making a splash on the social networking site include Gold Medal winning swimmer Chad Le Clos’s dad, Bert, who now has two fan pages following his heartwarming and hilarious interview on BBC.
Others to gain a host of new fans include Jasmine Breinburg from Deptford, who starred in the opening ceremony and the mystery gatecrasher of the Indian contingent’s procession, named as Madhura Nagendra.
Is your time line chockablock with Olympic-themed messages?