Michelle Obama’s Speech Hits 28,000 Tweets Per Minute

Posted Sep 5, 2012


When Michelle Obama gave her speech at the Democratic National Convention, a large number of people were typing away on Twitter concurrently.  Below are some of the numbers that Twitter shared on their blog:

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.

Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, a Gallup poll reported that his speech was the worst at a party convention in 16 years.  This made it easy for the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) to beat the Republican hopeful.  Check out the FLOTUS’ speech below:

Michelle Obama Speech Brings In 28K Tweets Per Minute