Who’s the Fastest Person on the Internet? The 100-Meter Scroll Aims to Find Out

Project from creatives at Grey London

Headshot of Tim Nudd

Not since I used to play Summer Games on the Commodore 64 have I bludgeoned computer hardware in an effort to complete a simulation of a track-and-field event. But now, thanks to two creatives at Grey London, I can do so again—with The 100-Meter Scroll.

"Usain Bolt holds the record as being the fastest person in the real world—100 meters in an astonishing 9.58 seconds," Rasmus Smith Bech and Jonas Roth tell us in an email. "But who is the fastest person on the Internet? The 100-meter scroll game is made to find out exactly that. It's a website where you scroll 100 meters or 283.500 pixels on time. Scroll for fame, scroll to settle an argument, scroll in the hope it becoming an official 2016 Olympic discipline, or just scroll simply because you love to scroll."

I came in at a lousy 1:00:60. Somebody named "Satan" appears to be atop the leaderboard with what looks like an unbeatable time of less than 1 second.

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.
Publish date: June 6, 2013 https://dev.adweek.com/creativity/whos-fastest-person-internet-100-meter-scroll-aims-find-out-150053/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT