President Obama’s Speech Hits Record 52,000 Tweets Per Minute


President Barack Obama accepts the Democratic nomination for re-election at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, September 6, 2012.

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(KTVI) – The President’s speech was “all a Twitter” Thursday night as it set a political Twitter record with nearly 53,000 tweets per minute.  The Democratic National Convention out-tweeted the Republican National Convention by 4.5 million tweets by the week’s end.

Social Media experts say the Democrats have an advantage over the Republican campaign because they’ve had a four-year start in using sites like Twitter and Facebook in a political election.  President Obama already had 19 million Twitter followers going into the convention week compared to Romney’s now 1 million followers.

Tweet’s Per Minute

Here are the peak Tweets Per Minute (TPM) according to Twitter’s Blog:
Mitt Romney – 14,289
Mrs. Romney – 6,195
Paul Ryan – 6,669
Clint Eastwood – 7,044

President Obama – 52,756
Former Pres. Clinton – 22,087
Michelle Obama – 28,003







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