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Twitter explodes at DNC

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    Six-year-old Twitter told the convention’s story in its distinctive 140-character limit. During both conventions, the tweets were soaring, but the DNC set a record.

    52,756 The tweets per minute just after President Barack Obama finished his speech Thursday night. This set a record for political tweets per minute.

    14,289 Peak of tweets per minute sent during Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech in Tampa.

    4 million The number of tweets sent about the DNC, just on Thursday.

    1.8 million The number of Tweets sent globally about all topics (not just politics) on Election Day 2008.



CHARLOTTE, N.C. With 9.5 million Tweets zipping around, it was hard to keep track. Here were 10 of our favorites:

@TheDailyShow

Tonight! Charlotte, North Carolina is full of Democrats – it’s either the Apocalypse or the #DNC2012!

@marybschneider

First impressions of Charlotte. Almost as humid as Tampa but smells like barbecue.

@aravosis

So basically the DNC is like Hunger Games and our hotel is in Katniss’ district, except I don’t remember hookers in the movie.

@acjphoto

I’m in (Uptown) Charlotte wearing more press lanyards than a concert roadie, in an impeccable suit and great shoes. Ready.

@CuffyMeh

Bank of America Stadium: You Didn’t Fill That #DNC2012

@traviswhall

@BarackObama, my offer still stands: two friends & I will make the drive just to hold umbrellas for you and your teleprompters. #DNC2012

@Chris_Moody

Just overheard at #dnc2012 as rain came down: “All you delegates showing up in wet t-shirts: Clinton spoke *last* night.”

@piersmorgan

After Clinton’s sensational speech, huge wave of positivity swept up Dems. After Obama’s so-so speech + jobs report, the wave’s crashed.

@morningmoneyben

If Obama loses it will be because of the lack of a balloon drop. People love balloons. Bouncy bouncy balloons.

@caitorade

Well, Charlotte, this year, you got the Bachelorette and the DNC. Now move along.

By Kelley Sousa
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