During the next two weeks, NBC is planning to broadcast 3,600 hours of Olympics coverage across its television properties and on the Web. That's all well and good, but the truth is that most of us can watch no more than 100 hours of television per week. That's where Slate comes in: We'll be watching the Games all day and all night so you can get some rest. Along with distilling the action with our usual mix of essays and commentary, we're going to try something new. For the next two weeks, Slate staffers and contributors will be Twittering like mad about the proceedings in Beijing. If Michael Phelps sets a world record, Bob Costas says something dumb, or the Canadians wear incredibly silly opening-ceremony outfits, you'll hear about it first on the SlateOlympics Twitter feed.
There are lots of ways to follow what we're Twittering. First, we'll be collecting every tweet on a Slate article page. We'll repost the page to our table of contents every morning during the Games, so you'll never have to worry about missing the previous night's musings. You can also get every update by going to the nifty SlateOlympics page at Twitter.com. Want to follow the SlateOlympics feed on IM or on your phone? The Twitter FAQ tells you how.
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