We Tweeted Till Our Fingers Bled Last Night

Twitter had a record-breaking night as the returns from the US presidential election came in last night. We were there, and so was pretty much everyone else. Or you'd think so when you look at the freaking numbers. Reuters reports that democracy-loving tweeters fired off some 31 million election-related messages last night.

The deluge of tweets made the even "the most tweeted about event in US political history". The previous record (10 million tweets) was set during the first presidential debate on October 3.

The 140 character frenzy escalated to a maximum frequency of 327,000 tweets per minute at about 11.15pm local time when the networks were about to call the election for Barack Obama. That's a lot of tweeting! Are your fingers tired ? You've got four whole years to recover. [Reuters]


Comments

    Why whats the point?
    I don't understand.
    And the most tweeted comment in the world - Four more Years.
    Not exactly original

      You may be surprised to learn you don't need to understand why people like something. It's enough that they like it.

      Hey if you don't like America, then you can GIT OUT.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tykzAyISnNk&feature=related

    "...as the returns from the US presidential election came in last night."

    There I fixed that for you Giz AU. (I'm being nasty and picky, you guys are generally awesome at Aussiefying things).

    so it didnt have anything to do with the big brother final?

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