Ryan Seacrest Breaks Down The Olympic Social Buzz [VIDEO]

August 10, 2012 6:50 pm

When he’s not busy Keeping Up With The Kardashians, our boss, Ryan Seacrest, is busy keeping up with the Olympics in the world of social media. In his NBC segment “The Social Download,” Ryan keeps everyone up to date on the athletes that are trending, tweeting, and setting social media records.

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Female Olympians currently dominate the social media scene–seven out of ten top mentioned moments on Facebook involve female athletes. Jessica Ennis, Aly Raisman, and Alex Morgan lead the field with “buzzable bests.”

Michael PhelpsRyan LochteMissy Franklin were the most talked about athletes during the first week of the Olympics, with Michael Phelps topping the list after he became the most decorated Olympian of all time.

“Bolting,” the pose made famous by speed-demon Usain Bolt is sweeping the twitter world with impersonations galore. Even the “Fierce Five” sent Bolt a little love, the girls have said that he is the #1 athlete that they hope to meet at the games.

President Obama has also been an active member of the social world, tweeting congratulations to Michael Phelps and talking on the phone with the women’s gymnastics team.

After the opening ceremony, the Queen generated the most social buzz thanks to her Opening Ceremony skydive stunt, reigning in 1.2 million tweets.


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