Catalogue description London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG): Social media and 'Twitter' feed records

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Title: London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG): Social media and 'Twitter' feed records

This series contains archived Twitter accounts from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) emanating from LOCOG before, during and after the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of its public service operations (the overall date range is between 2009 and 2012, with a single 'Tweet' in 2013 on the anniversary of The Games).

[Please note: These records may be accessed via the UK Government Web Archive].

London 2012 (from May 2009 to July 2013).

London 2012 - London 2012 Festival (from June 2011 to Sept 2012).

London 2012 - Mandeville (from May 2010 to July 2013).

London 2012 - Wenlock (from May 2010 to Nov 2012).

For information about the selection of this data, please refer to Operational Selection Policy OSP 27: The selection of government websites and to Information on web archiving.

This content was gathered by The Internet Memory Foundation, under contract with The National Archives.

The data was captured from the Twitter application programming interface (API). The data obtained from the API is available in both JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and Extensible Markup Language (XML) formats, as well as through an interface that will display in a browser.

Date: 2009-2012; 2013 (one entry only)

Each Twitter account may have been captured a number of times.

The dates in the links of the pages refer to the date range between the first and the last Tweet captured in that archive. The frequency of capture and the number of captures made is explained by the fact that crawls were often conducted to capture specific events. In addition, in order to ensure completeness of the Twitter archive (as the Twitter API limits the number of Tweets returned in any request to 3,200) the Twitter accounts that produce more than this number of Tweets must be captured more than once.

Preservation copies of these websites are held as (W)ARC files by TNA.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English

London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2005-2012

Physical description: electronic document(s)
Access conditions: Open
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Gathered from original web service

Accruals: No further accruals anticipated
Administrative / biographical background:

The records are likely to have been created mainly by the LOCOG Communications and Public Affairs Department.

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