` Mo Farah's Olympic 5000m final victory, in tweets

Mo Farah's Olympic 5000m final victory, in tweets

Another sports related post, this time inspired by Mo Farah's amazing double gold medals (in the 5000m and 10000m) over the last couple of weeks at the London Olympics.

Mo Farah's "mobot" victory gesture I used the gRaphael Charting Library and the Twitter search API to show how the rate at which tweets containing the hashtag #gomo varied before during and just after the 5000m London Olympics final. Hover over the chart to display the text for selected tweets.

The main features of the chart are a small peak just before the race starts followed by the huge peak after Mo wins. And I thought it was a long way to jog to the bus stop when running late in the morning!

Note that for best results (probably for any results) you'll need to use a browser which supports scalable vector graphics (you should be OK unless using internet explorer 8 or earlier)


 

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