President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention has set a new record on the social media. During his speech, Twitter witnessed a massive number of tweets, officially declaring that it was an all-new record of the most tweets per minute.
To be specific, 52,757 tweets per minute were sent during his speech with some of his lines reaching as many retweets and quotes as 43,000! Clearly, the hype of the entire DNC also added to whip up the tweeting frenzy. In all, the convention itself attracted a total of 9.5 million tweets.
Out of these, 4 million tweets were sent on the last day of the convention alone. Incidentally, the Republican National Convention attracted as many tweets in total. During and after President Obama’s speech, topics such as Medicare and Cold War mind warp were actively trending on Twitter.