The first Olympic meme
The official U.S. broadcaster NBC has irritated no small number of fans with its tape delay for prime time of key Olympic events. What really burns these Twitter Olympians is they can get instant results but have to wait and wait and wait for their home broadcaster to let them see it "live."
And so, not quite 24 hours ago, @NBCDelayed sprung to life on Twitter. It already has 17,000 followers and at one point was signing up 3,000 an hour.
Some of its "breaking" news: Mark Spitz wins gold in 100m freestyle ... Muhammed Ali wins gold in Rome ... Tommie Smith and John Carlos create controvery during medals ceremony, wear black gloves and raise fists. More to come.
It looks like there will be lots more to come.