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Anna Meares: Twitter growth in response to gold

Posted by Laura on Monday, 6 December, 2010

In case you missed it, Anna Meares won three gold medals at the Melbourne World Cup, including won in the 500m time trial where she beat Sandie Clair of France.  This gold medal performance appears to have resulted in an increased amount of interest in the cyclist on Twitter. The slope of the line for follower acquisition in the period between November 28 to December 1 was 4.5.  The period between December 1 and December 5 was 11.25.  On a graph, this looks like:

Twitter growth for Anna Meares

It would be interesting to see if this pattern held for other gold medal winners in Australian sport.

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