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Presidential Debate: The 10 Hottest Twitter Topics
VeInteractive | October 4, 2012
Last night’s Presidential Debate proved to be the hottest topic in U.S. political history on Twitter, with an estimated 10.3 million tweets in the 90 minute broadcast. These are the ten hottest topics that took over Twitter from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. EDT.
- Romney joke about Obama anniversary.
- Discussion of “Trickle down government.”
- Obama calls Romney plan “never mind.”
- Romney spars with Lehrer over rules.
- Big Bird.
- Romney mentions Obamacare.
- Discussion of Medicare.
- Lehrer quips “Let’s not.”
- Obama: “I had five seconds.”
- Discussing bipartisanship for healthcare.
Of the ten, debate moderator Jim Lehrer’s “let’s not” comment proved to be the most popular with over 160,000 tweets per minute about it.
After the debate, the breakout topic continued with America’s favorite Sesame Street character, Big Bird (see the meme below that has literally taken the internet by storm in the past 14 hours.)
What other events do you remember having an impact on Twitter? Share it with us in the comments!
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