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Obama’s DNC Speech Sets Tweets-Per-Minute Record For Political Events

President Barack Obama‘s Democratic National Convention speech last night set a record for most Tweets per minute for a political event, according to Twitter.

The speech brought in 52,756 Tweets per minute after the president concluded. Overall, there have been more than 9.5 million Tweets sent about the convention — and the DNC created far more Twitter activity than its Republican counterpart did last week. The final day of the DNC brought in about 4 million Tweets, which, according to Twitter, is close to the total number of Tweets from the entire Republican convention.

Some of the specific moments that created particularly high Twitter activity:

Many of today’s 4 million Tweets were sent during the President’s acceptance speech. @barackobama delivered a great collection of tweetable lines this evening, and Twitter responded accordingly. His five top peaks in Tweets per minute were actually all higher than any other moment for a speaker in either convention. The moments in his speech that elicited the biggest Twitter reactions were:
-43,646: “I’m no longer just the candidate, I’m the President”
-39,002: “I will never turn medicare into a voucher”
-38,597: Discussing Medicare
-37,694: “We don’t think government can solve all our problems…”
-34,572: Quips about the Olympics and “Cold War mind warp”

Other notable moments included Vice President Joe Biden‘s speech (peaking at 17,932 Tweets per minute) and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords leading the Pledge of Allegiance (3,278 Tweets per minute, “higher than any of the next three speakers who followed her”).

(H/T Dylan Byers/POLITICO)

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