The current U.S. President, Barack Obama, spoke at the Democratic National Convention on September 6. His acceptance speech (@BarackObama) set new records in generating political moments on Twitter. Can you tell, how many tweets were generated during the speech? That’s 52,757 tweets per minute.
Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night was 38 minutes long. Just after Obama finished his speech, Twitter calculated a number of 52,757 tweets had already been generated per minute. On the other side, Barack Obama’s Republican challenger Mitt Romney‘s speech at the Republican National Convention generated 14,289 tweets per minute on August 30, 2012.
People listened to Obama’s speech attentively and tweeted on different issues. Obama’s five top peaks in tweets per minute were the highest tweeting compared to any other moment for a speaker in any convention.
The most stirred quotes and topics are as follows.
# “I’m no longer just the candidate, I’m the President” – 43,646 tweets per minute
# “I will never turn medicare into a voucher” – 39,002 tweets per minute
# “Discussing Medicare” – 38,597 tweets per minute
# “We don’t think government can solve all our problems…” 37,694 tweets per minute
# Quips about the Olympics and “Cold War mind warp” – 34,572 tweets per minute
Neither the first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden nor Ex US President Bill Clinton could get that such amount of tweets during their featured speeches. The following figure displays the highest tweets during their speech.
Michelle Obama – Peaked at 28,003 tweets per minute
Bill Clinton – Peaked at 22,087 tweets per minute
Joe Biden – Peaked at 17, 932 tweets per minute
Apart from tweeting, many people shared their take on different issues on Twitter based on Obama’s speech.