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Twitter Posts Olympic Tweet Stats, With 150 Million Tweets Over 16 Day

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Twitter Posts Olympic Tweet Stats, With 150 Million Tweets Over 16 Days [blog.twitter.com]
We saw more than 150 million Tweets about the Olympics over the past 16 days. Letís take a look at some of the big trends within that massive conversation.

The biggest moments of competition, as measured by Tweets per minute, were:
-Usain Bolt (@UsainBolt) of Jamaica wins gold in the 200m sprint: 80,000+ TPM
-Bolt wins gold in the 100m sprint: 74,000+ TPM
-Andy Murray (@andy_murray) of Great Britain wins gold in the menís tennis singles: 57,000+ TPM
-Jamaica wins gold and sets the world record in the menís 4x100 relay: 52,000+ TPM
-Team USA beats Spain to win gold in menís basketball: 41,000+ TPM

The biggest tweeting moments that came during the heat of competition (not at a medal-winning conclusion) included Kobe Bryantís dunk towards the end of the USA-Spain basketball game, and Hope Soloís (@HopeSolo) land-diving save in the womenís USA-Japan soccer match.

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