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Sochi Problems Twitter account? Social media documents problems at Winter Games

Sochi Problems Twitter Account chronicles issues of Winter Games in real time
Sochi Problems Twitter Account chronicles issues of Winter Games in real time
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Seen the Sochi Problems Twitter account? This simple Twitter stream (@SochiProblems) might sound like an account that offers a harsh view of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but it seems to be picking up some serious readership. Unlike Twitter accounts that pop up just because they can document a pop culture moment, this account is sharing hundreds of tweets concerning the issues surrounding the Sochi Olympics. According to the Huffington Post on Thursday, the Twitter account offers a humorous interpretation to real issues.

Want to find out all the issues in Sochi? Anyone can follow the Twitter handle @SochiProblems and get some laugh out loud comedy. Well, almost everyone is laughing, but maybe not those individuals who are dealing with the issues in Russia directly and starting using the hashtag in the first place. Documenting concerns about the water, rooms and even human rights issues.

So how did this all start? Apparently there have been so many problems in Sochi that journalists started using the hashtag #SochiProblems. One thing lead to another and some ingenious person decided to create an account focusing on the idea. Frankly, it’s brilliant and after reading the tweets about Bob Costas’ eye infection, people are going to be laughing up a storm.

According to Buzzfeed on Thursday night the Sochi Problems Twitter account has more followers than the official Sochi account. And we expect it will grow very quickly over the next few days as the Winter Games get going and people see more issues around the Sochi area.