Obama sets Twitter record with DNC speech

An average of nearly 53,000 tweets were sent out per minute during his nomination speech. That's compared to Republican rival Mitt Romney, who averaged a little more than 14,000 tweets per minute during his speech last week in Tampa.

According to Twitter, the president's top-tweeted messages last night were:

  • 43,646: "I'm no longer just the candidate, I'm the President"
  • 39,002: "I will never turn medicare into a voucher"
  • 38,597: Discussing Medicare
  • 37,694: "We don't think government can solve all our problems..."
  • 34,572: Quips about the Olympics and "Cold War mind warp"
Read more about the DNC's record-setting night in Twitter's blog.

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