Olympics Generated 150 Million Tweets

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August 13, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


The 2012 Olympics in London generated 150 million tweets and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ran away with a big share of them, according to Twitter.

The social network, assessing the 16-day event, found that Bolt’s 200m and 100m races prompted the most chatter during the Games. The former netted more than 80,000 tweets per minute while the former generated more than 74,000 TPMs as they’re known in Twitter’s headquarters.

Among the other highlights:

Andy Murray’s gold medal in the men’s tennis singles: 57,000+ TPM
Jamaica wins gold, sets world record in the 4×100 relay: 52,000+ TPM
Team USA beats Spain, wins gold in men’s basketball: 41,000+ TPM

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posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/13/olympics-generated-150-million-tweets/

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