Michelle Obama’s Speech brings in widespread internet attention from Twitter, Reddit, Facebook

Michelle Obama DNC speech

As politics gets heated up in anticipation for the Election on November 6th, we witnessed a great surge from Michelle Obama's emotionally charged yet positive speech about what it means to be a hard working American. The First Lady was able to get Twitter talking about her speech at 28,000 tweets per minute.

The twitter blog talks about the impressive numbers:

twitter wrote:

Although it’s just the first night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, people have already posted more than 3 million Tweets, including #DNC2012 and related terms. In comparison, there were 4 million Tweets sent throughout the three days of last week’s Republican National Convention (#RNC2012).

Among tonight’s keynotes, First Lady Michelle Obama’s (@MichelleObama) primetime speech peaked at 28,003 Tweets per minute (TPM) at its conclusion — nearly double Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s (@MittRomney) 14,289 peak. One line in her speech this evening — “we’ve got so much more to do” — saw 22,004 TPM.

The First Lady's speech has become top of the conversation of last night and this morning, in Facebook, Twitter, Youtube.

Hashtag #DNC2012 was trending on twitter too.

Here's the speech if you missed why everyone was talking about it:

As polls indicate, this is not surprising as Democrats tend to be more college-educated and more tech-savvy than Republicans.

In last week's Barack Obama AMA on reddit--which caused Reddit's servers to clog up due to the amount of traffic (over 3 million people visited within hours)--Barack Obama answered a question on Internet Freedom:

President Barack Obama wrote:

Internet freedom is something I know you all care passionately about; I do too. We will fight hard to make sure that the internet remains the open forum for everybody - from those who are expressing an idea to those to want to start a business. And although there will be occasional disagreements on the details of various legislative proposals, I won't stray from that principle - and it will be reflected in the platform.

I think politicians know that internet freedom is a top issue and is one of the best inventions of America and should the free exchange of ideas should never be infringed upon.

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