SOCIAL MEDIA GOLD

Associated Press
Great Britain's Peter Wilson shoots, as competitors look on, during the final of the men's double trap, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. Wilson won gold in the event. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Great Britain's Peter Wilson shoots, as competitors look on, during the final of the men's double trap, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. Wilson won gold in the event. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

My iPhone was vibrating nonstop. Facebook notifications poured in. My Twitter account lit up.

I, Peter Wilson, had won an Olympic gold medal.

Or, so it seemed.

It turns out that a British Olympic shooter — also named Peter Wilson — had won the double trap event.

Unsurprisingly, social networks exploded with posts after Peter R.R. Wilson (coincidentally my middle name also begins with an 'R') won Britain's fourth gold of the games.

Having your name as the top trend on Twitter is slightly surreal. After sarcastically tweeting that I had won a gold medal, someone asked me: "Wait? for what?"

Most people caught onto the joke — I am actually an AP sports intern — but I thoroughly enjoyed my 30 minutes of Twitter and Facebook fame.

—Peter Wilson, www.twitter.com/peterrwilson

EDITOR'S NOTE — "Eyes on London" shows you the Olympics through the eyes of Associated Press journalists across the 2012 Olympic city and around the world. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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