Election Sets Twitter Records

The President accomplished more Tuesday night then just getting re-elected, he also had the most re-tweeted tweet of all time, according to the LA Times.

After several news outlets had declared the President the winner of last nights election, President Obama’s twitter account sent out a tweet that said, “Four more years,” and included a picture of he and the first lady hugging.

If you haven’t seen it, here is the tweet:

That tweet has been re-tweeted over 660,000 times. Which is nearly three times the previous record holder Justin Bieber.

Here is Bieber’s tweet, which was re-tweeted only 223,436 times:

In addition to the re-tweet record being shattered by the President, election night broke a Twitter record. More than 31 million election-related Tweets were sent out, which makes the 2012 election the most tweeted about event in U.S. political history. The previous record holder was the first debate, which was around the 10 million tweet mark.

“Twitter brought people closer to almost every aspect of the election this year,” Twitter spokeswoman Rachel Horwitz said. “From breaking news, to sharing the experience of watching the debates, to interacting directly with the candidates, Twitter became a kind of nationwide caucus.”

Twitter also set the record for most tweets per minute after President Obama was declared the winner the site peaked at 327,452 tweets per minute. That broke the record set by this year’s Olympic closing ceremony which had about 116,000 tweets per minute.

Yesterday’s election was not only a big night for the country, but also for the Twitterverse.


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