The ringing of bells could be heard through London this morning, marking the official start of the Olympic Games later in the day. People gathered at Big Ben, Parliament’s clock tower, in London to celebrate and listen to the bells chime.
“It’s 8.12am here in London. Start ringing those bells for 3 minutes to welcome the Games,” say Tweeps, “Went down to Big Ben this morning at 8.12 to hear it strike 40 times. Got a bit repetitive so left after 20.”
Google has announced that it plans to roll out super fast fiber internet in Kansas in the near future and revealed more information about the project. Google Fiber is said to be “100 times faster than today’s average broadband.” Prices for the service range from free up to $120 per month.
“Wow. Google Fiber looks brilliant,” say Tweeps. “So theoretically, if google fiber would be installed worldwide, you'd pay 300 dollars and get free internet for the next 7+ years. Crazy.”
Despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg's claim that Facebook isn’t building a Facebook Phone during the company’s second quarter earnings call, blogs are still convinced Facebook may have a mobile phone operating system in the works.
Tweeps are linking to a piece on technology blog Mashable which details a day in the life of a future Facebook Phone.
Microbloggers are transfixed by a live video feed of bears catching salmon in Brooks Falls, Alaska.
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on July 27 at 8:30 AM GMT are: