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London’s Top Tweeting Olympians

Get ready for it, folks:

The London Games will be the most tweeted, liked and tagged in history, with fans offered a never before seen insider’s view of what many are calling the social media Olympics, or the “socialympics.”

So who are the top voices of these upcoming socialympics? In addition to the fans, organizers and sponsors, there are stunning number of social-savvy (and not-so-social-savvy) athletes that are tweeting up a storm.

For this analysis, I took the 50 most popular Olympians from the official NBC Olympics website and collected data on their Twitter usage. The statistics are awesome.

Top 10 Tweeters (Most Updates)

Interesting stat: 7 out of the Top 10 are female.
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Most Followers

Interesting stat: 50% of the “most followed” are basketball players.

  1. Lebron James – Basketball – 5,274,238
  2. Serena Williams – Tennis – 2,841,006
  3. Kevin Durant – Basketball – 2,479,605
  4. Carmelo Anthony – Basketball – 2,247,680
  5. Usain Bolt – Track & Field – 557,769
  6. Rudy Gay – Basketball – 539,667
  7. Alex Morgan – Soccer – 531,517
  8. Tony Parker – Basketball – 292,290
  9. Michael Phelps – Swimming – 235,037
  10. Lolo Jones – Track & Field – 154,750

 Early Adopters

Interesting stat: This list’s earliest adopter (Bryan Clay) joined Twitter 3 years, 3 months and 16 days before our latest adopter, 15 year-old gymnast, Kayla Ross.

  1. Bryan Clay – Track & Field – 12/2/2008
  2. Reid Priddy – Volleyball – 2/23/2009
  3. Lindsey Berg – Volleyball – 3/2/2009
  4. LeBron James – Basketball – 3/6/2009
  5. Allyson Felix – Track & Field – 3/15/2009
  6. Serena Williams – Tennis – 3/15/2009
  7. Alex Morgan – Soccer – 4/3/2009
  8. Ryan Lochte – Swimming – 4/25/2009
  9. Jordyn Wieber  – Gymnastics – 4/25/2009
  10. Kevin Durant – Basketball – 4/27/2009

 

With London right around the corner it will be interesting to watch who’s most active during the games. How do you rank among these Twitterlympians?


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