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Submission + - Swimmer blames Twitter and Facebook for her defeat (

i-reek writes: An Australian swimmer competing in the London 2012 Olympics has blamed her inability to win a gold medal on an obsession with social media.
The swimmer, Emily Seebohm, was expected to win the gold medal in the 100-metres backstroke and wept uncontrollably in a post-race interview after she finished second.
"I've obviously got to log out of Twitter and sign out of Facebook sooner than what I did." she said. "I don't know, I just felt like I didn't really get off (social media) and get into my own mind,". Her coach echoed these sentiments saying "I wish sometimes I could throw their phones away". Is social media the new scapegoat for failure?

"Summit meetings tend to be like panda matings. The expectations are always high, and the results usually disappointing." -- Robert Orben