British swimmer Rebecca Adlington to give up Twitter during Olympics to avoid abuse

16, 2008 file photo Britain's Rebecca Adlington shows her gold medal after the women's 800-meter freestyle semi-final during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Full Story

Brooklyn, NY

#1 May 31, 2012
The word "abuse" has become so watered down from overuse. Clearly, the title of this article misuses it. Rebecca Adlington wasn't abused. She's the one who chose to participate in Twitter in the first place, thereby subjecting herself to other people's opinions.

If you don't want to hear what others have to say, don't join a social networking site!

Plumstead, UK

#2 Jul 30, 2012
What an idiotic, illgical comment by Duh. Joining a social network site does not mean that you should be subjected to vile and unwarranted abuse (and that's exactly what it was, check your dictionary).

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