13 Aug '12, 1pm

He just keeps breaking records: Usain Bolt dominates Twitter during the #Olympics

He just keeps breaking records: Usain Bolt dominates Twitter during the #Olympics

LONDON (AFP) - Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt dominated Twitter during the Olympics, the social networking site has revealed, with his gold in the 200 metres inspiring a staggering 80,000 tweets per minute. He followed it up with more than 74,000 messages posted every minute for his 100-metre triumph, the second most-tweeted event of London 2012, the website said after the Games closed late Sunday. The figures justified the organisers' boast that London was the first real "social media Games". "We saw more than 150 million Tweets about the Olympics over the past 16 days," Twitter said in a blog post. "In addition to inspiring the biggest conversation spike with his 200m win, Usain Bolt also took home the record for being the most discussed athlete of the Games," it added. "But he had company - nine other Olympians garnered more than 1 million Tweets each." These included ...

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