Obama DNC speech triggers record 52,757 tweets per minute

The president's acceptance speech also helps push tweets about the Democratic National Convention to the 4 million mark on the final day.

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President Barack Obama has set a new record, at least on Twitter.

The president's speech at the Democratic National Convention yesterday lit up the Twittersphere with 52,757 tweets per minute, a new record for the micro-blogging site, Twitter has revealed.

Overall, the DNC has generated heavy traffic on Twitter. From the starting festivities on Tuesday to the closing events last night, more than 9.5 million tweets about the convention have made the rounds. The final day saw around 4 million tweets alone, according to Twitter, many of them sent during Obama's speech.

The 4 million one-day mark also equaled about the total number of tweets sent out about the Republican National Convention last week.

Several individual quotes from the president's speech triggered a huge number of tweets. Some of the top tweetable comments included the following:

"I'm no longer just the candidate, I'm the president." - 43,646 tweets

"I will never turn medicare into a voucher." - 39,002 tweets

"We don't think government can solve all our problems..." - 37,694 tweets

A discussion about Medicare kicked off 38,597 tweets, while "quips" about the Olympics and a "Cold War mind warp" set off 34,572 tweets.

Though Obama was by far the most tweeted, Vice President Joe Biden also did well in the Twittersphere.

Biden's speech peaked at 17,932 tweets per minute, according to Twitter. Also popular was the Pledge of Allegiance delivered by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, which led to 3,278 tweets per minute.

 

 

President Obama's speech at the DNC

 

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