Washington: On US Election Day, conversations around the polls totalled 32 million tweets with 23 million tweets sent after the first poll closed, the micro-blogging site said today. And within minutes of clinching victory, @BarackObama's "Four more years" tweet quickly became his most retweeted tweet ever, Twitter said.
Conversation peaked at 327,452 Tweets Per Minute when the broadcast networks in the US called the US President, Barack Obama, winning reelection for a second term--by far the most tweeted moment of #Election2012. Throughout the day, the 'twitterati' world was abuzz with the election-related issues.
By afternoon, average election-related Tweet volume of about 13,000 Tweets per minute (TPM) over the last several hours nearly matched the peak moments of the 2012 State of the Union Address and Republican National Convention. By 2 pm, there were a total of about 6.4 million Tweets since the polls opened in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire at midnight....more
03:42 PM, Nov 07, 2012