Facebook Congratulates Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Feed Screenshot

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you may not have noticed that Michael Phelps has risen to become possibly the most popular athlete in American history over the weekend. On Facebook, Michael Phelps attracted almost 1 million fans over the past week and has grown to have the second most popular fan page on Facebook. The only person that Phelps has to contend with on Facebook is Barack Obama who currently has over 1.34 million fans.

Michael Phelps is catching up rapidly and with the help of Facebook, who has decided to promote the page at the top of the newsfeed today, there’s a good chance that Michael Phelps will soon be the most popular person on the site. The page is currently growing at around 20 fans a second so within a few hours, Phelps could theoretically be the most popular person on the site. We’ll have to see if the growth remains constant.

If you’d like to be part of making Michael Phelps the most popular person on Facebook, go check out the Michael Phelps fan page.

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