Olympics: Twitter

Twitter stats: a new superlative for Usain Bolt?

Usain Bolt isn’t just the fastest man in the world. He might also be one of the most talked about.

According to Twitter, chatter hit a new high yesterday during the men’s 100-meter final — the race in which Bolt defended his Olympic gold medal.


The social media network has been tracking the peaks in Olympics conversation since the games began.

Other big moments, according to Twitter, include Gabby Douglas’s gold-medal victory and the Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte showdown in the men’s 200 meter IM. Shocker.

Gabby Douglas’s last name spells ‘USA Gold’

Gabby Douglas waves to the crowd after accepting her gold medal for the women's gymnastics all-around on Thursday. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Some people are born winners. Seriously, just look at Gabby Douglas’s last name.

If you rearrange “Douglas,” you get “USA Gold.”

Men’s Humor gets credit for spreading word of the oracle-like anagram. Their tweet about Douglas’s name garnered more than 10,000 retweets.

Using the hashtag #MyNameRearranged, we asked readers to share the words and phrases that emerge when you reshuffle the letters in their names.