During the US Democratic National Convention on Thursday, US President Barack Obama speech hit a new record for political moments on Twitter by making a total of 52,757 tweets per minute (TPM). President Obama speech TPM beats Mitt Romney’s previous record of just over 14,000 TPM. President’s speech highlights from Twitter’s perspective included 43,646 tweets per minute for the quote, “I’m no longer just the candidate, I’m the President,” and between 38,000 and 39,000 when talking about Medicare. Overall, the Democratic National Convention saw a total of around 9.5 million tweets.
A blog post from Twitter outlined most popular moments from the President’s speech and their respective TPM counts:
- 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”
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