All the Twitter news that fits, in 140 characters or less. 

With hundreds of millions of tweets per day, it’s impossible to follow everything happening on Twitter. Every Friday, the Daily Dot rounds up notable Twitter news and stories from the past week—in 140 characters or less.

The week’s best new accounts: Anthropomorphic Olympic parodies @LeyvasTowel and @RafalcaRomney triumph. Also new to Twitter is Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe.

Photo of the week: Olympic women’s all-round individual gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas poses with fellow former U.S. champs in the same discipline: Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patterson, and Nastia Liukin. (@marylouretton)

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