Yesterday closed out the second full week of Olympic action, and tweets about the Games just keep on building, with three times as many tweets (308,903) in Week 2 versus Week 1 (102,462).*
As you can see, the busiest day for the Twitterati was Wednesday, February 24th. Based on the keywords and hashtags, two quarterfinal hockey games that day drove the surge: Canada vs. Russia and US vs. Switzerland.
Indeed, when sifting through tweets that reference Team USA, it’s actually “Canada” that pops up most as a keyword, followed immediately by “hockey.”
*Please keep in mind the weekly tweet tallies are based on the few search terms I’ve been running in Squawq. I completely acknowledge that these tallies are probably a drop in the bucket compared to the actual tweet counts, which were likely much higher. But, as my dad is fond of saying, “This is good enough for a couple o’ lads.” (One lad, in this case: me.)