If I had a dime for all the tweets sent during the London Olympics, I'd be, well, better off than I am now. Considering that the London Olympics saw over 150 million tweets being sent about the games, it's an achievement in itself.
The most talked about Olympian was Usain Bolt, but it was the UK's own Spice Girls who set themselves an Olympic record, by having 116,000 tweets per minute during the London 2012 closing ceremony. Twitter took to their blog to throw down some stats, where we saw the 150 million tweets going out over the past 16 days.
During actual athletic competition, it was Jamaica's Bolt who was the most popular topic, seeing 80,000 tweets per minute (TPM) during Bolt's gold medal-winning 200m sprint, and 74,000 TPM during his 100m run. The third-highest count during the games saw 57,000 TPM, and this came from Andy Murray. The most popular sport being tweeted about was football, seeing over 5 million tweets. Swimming, track and field, gymnastics and volleyball were all popular, too.
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