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US election whips Twitter and Donald Trump into frenzy

Obama's win in the United States presidential election has become the most tweeted about event in US political history, while at the same time Donald Trump had a Twitter meltdown.

Obama's win in the United States presidential election has become the most tweeted about event in US political history, while at the same time Donald Trump had a Twitter meltdown.

From the president's own Twitter account. (Screenshot by Nic Healey/CNET Australia)

In news surprising nobody, the US election has been a "big deal" on social media. At its peak, Twitter had over 20 million tweets about the event, with an impressive 66,019 tweets per minute when the Pennsylvania results were announced. At the time of writing, President Obama's own "Four more years" tweet has been retweeted 440,222 times — making it the most retweeted comment in history.

(Screenshot by Nic Healey/CNET Australia)

But the best action was happening over at Donald Trump's Twitter account, where the human parody was venting immediately after the election was called for Obama.

After complaining about the Electoral College system being "phoney" and a "disaster for democracy", Trump then openly called for revolution and a "march on Washington".

Of course, after the Xanax kicked in and his PR department stole his Blackberry from him, the more cray-cray of the updates disappeared. Luckily, the internet recorded them for posterity.

(Screenshot by Nic Healey/CNET Australia)