Wednesday, August 1, 2012
President Obama, Justin Bieber Latest to Join Olympic Twitter Nation
None of you thought we'd go a full day without talking about the Olympics and Twitter, did you? I didn't think so.
After some dominating performances from Team USA yesterday, the Twitter world was buzzing, but this time, no disciplinary action needed to be taken. Instead, praise was given to a few of the athletes from some unlikely sources.
Just after midnight, shortly after swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time, President Barack Obama tweeted, showing his support.
"Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record. You’ve made your country proud. –bo"
Can't beat that Twitter signature.
Phelps responded immediately, saying, "Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honor representing the #USA !! The best country in the world!"
The other impressive performance of the day belonged to the "Fab Five," the five gymnasts who won the women's team gold medal by a commanding five points. While it didn't quite earn a tweet from our nation's president, something tells me this guy's tweet was just as important.
"CONGRATS to @McKaylaMaroney @jordynmarie2013 @kyla_ross96 @Aly_Raisman @gabrielledoug on your GOLD MEDAL. #BeliebersWinGOLD #Proud ..."
Any guesses as to who would call someone else a "Belieber?" Canadian-born Justin Bieber, realizing his country has no chance at doing well in anything, has been following Team USA's gymnastics team, which makes sense seeing as how their average age is 17, his target audience. Finally, a Twitter article that doesn't involved racism or disqualifications.