At 78,812 retweets and counting, this totally legit gripe from Green Bay Packers lineman T.J. Lang -- after the Seattle Seahawks were mistakenly given a game-winning touchdown Monday night -- already has overtaken Obama's May tweet in support of gay marriage.
Cheryl Minton, of Franklin, Ohio, sent a sad tweet to Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco: "I'm feeling pretty low today. Lost my hubby 2 weeks ago. Together 30 years. Very hard. Please pray for me. Thanks..."
In the age of social media, sometimes Twitter is faster than the Olympic Committee when it comes to informing athletes that they've qualified for London. 2008 Olympic gold medalist Ricky Berens experienced this firsthand today, after the news of Michael Phelps dropping the 200-meter freestyle reached him through Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman.
Having finished third in an event where only the top two qualify in trials, Beren's path to London was cleared when Phelps bowed out.
This isn't the first instance of someone getting big news from all the wrong places either. Back in December of last year, Oakland Athletics pitcher Craig Breslow found out he'd been traded to Arizona via Twitter.