Charlotte – Twitter reports that President Obama’s speech Thursday night set a new Twitter record for a political event right on par with Usain Bolt’s final race in the 2012 Olympic relay. What did the president say to get this type of response?
“You know, I recognize that times have changed since I first spoke to this convention,” said President Obama Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention in accepting the Democratic nomination for a second term as president of the United States as transcribed by the New York Times. “Times have changed, and so have I. I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the president.”
This is just a small taste of Obama’s 38-minute inspiring convention speech that the Twitter government and politics team said racked up 52,756 tweets per minute at its peak Thursday night — it was an amount higher than any speech at the Democratic National Convention or last week’s Republican National Convention In Tampa.
The team added that the line, “I’m no longer just the candidate, I’m the President,” spurred the second biggest TPM spike for Obama with 43,646 tweets per minute, NY mag said.
Mitt Romney’s convention speech, by contrast, racked up 14,289 tweets per minute at its peak.
Ref : http://digitaljournal.com