Olympic athletes are sharing a different side of their personalities and lives via social media like Twitter and Instagram.
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.
— Twitter Comms (@twittercomms) August 6, 2012
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.
Agora sim com o Verdadeiro!@ London 2012 Olympic Park instagr.am/p/N_lKbIDkfW/
— Fernanda Queiroz (@FernandaQzz) August 6, 2012
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.
After London organizers scrambled to put more tickets on sale, a Twitter feed called @2012TicketAlert emerged to help fans find tickets.