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