Friday, September 07, 2012

Obama Breaks Twitter Record…

  …only two nights after his wife broke the record. In fact, I heard that Twitter had to call the fire department because Twitter  started smoking.

A new record political moment on Twitter: @barackobama drives 52,757 Tweets per minute. Over 9 million Tweets sent about #DNC2012.

— Twitter Government (@gov) September 7, 2012

The people listened…and tweeted in droves during his entire speech. The numbers

dwarfed those seen during the Republican National Convention, and are absolutely jaw-dropping.

The President out-drew his first lady, Michelle Obama, whose speech made waves itself. Whether you’re a political junkie or not, it’s fascinating to watch an entire network of people join a discussion during huge global events. 


Also, more than 9 million tweets about #DNC2012

Check out the tally (tweets per minute):

Barack Obama     52,757
Michelle Obama   28,003
Bill Clinton          22,087
Mitt Romney       14,289
Marco Rubio         8,937
Guy talk to chair   7,044  (UPDATE to add Eastwood)
Paul Ryan            6,669  (UPDATED to add Ryan)
Ann Romney         6,195  (UPDATED to Add Ann Romney)


President Barack Obama               52,757
Romney+Rubio+OldMan+Ryan+Ann 43,134