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This article was published on December 1, 2009

    The 2012 London Olympic logo is NSFW

    The 2012 London Olympic logo is NSFW
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Founder & board member, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    Olympics 2012This morning I got an invitation for a group on Facebook titled “2012 OLYMPICS LOGO LOOKS LIKE LISA SIMPSON GIVING HEAD“.

    As you can imagine that title caught my eye and made me check it out. I’m certainly not the only one as the group now has more than 250 thousand fans.

    Yes, more than a quarter of a million.

    I guess the people who started the group have a point too. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see what they mean. Yes, the Official logo for the London Olympics 2012 looks like, well, you know what it looks like.

    So the question is; how many members does that group need before the officials behind the Olympics 2012 decide to change the logo?

    You can ignore 10,000 people and maybe even 500,000 people. But can you ignore a million people? How about 10 million?

    Social networking and viral marketing can be valuable, cheap and a lot of fun. Unless your logo turns out to look like two cartoon characters having sex.