Twitter lost its mind over the weekend as Namibian road cyclist Dan Craven started live tweeting the Olympic road race – while competing in it.
Of course, what we actually mean when we say that ‘Twitter lost its mind’ is that the users of the popular social media ‘Twitter’ lost their mind. Twitter itself doesn’t have a mind. If it did have a mind, then all of our worst nightmares would be coming true.
But anyway. Back on topic.
Craven’s first tweet was sent 16 minutes after the race kicked off from account handle @DanFromNam, talking about breakaways from the peloton, and the Twittersphere erupted like my mountain of vomit upon typing the word ‘Twittersphere’ as soon as he hit send.