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Twerking Miley Cyrus Was Almost As Important to Twitter as the Presidential Election

So, Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards happened. Despite my firm belief that Miley’s performance will be looked back on in 10 years and deemed tame, it’s generating quite a bit of controversy. First, there was the backlash …

State of the Union: Obama’s Minimum Wage Bit Sees Biggest Twitter Spike State of the Union: Obama’s Minimum Wage Bit Sees Biggest Twitter Spike
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Tuesday night’s State of the Union address contained 6,419 words and took just about an hour to deliver. 101 different lines in the speech were followed by applause, and President Obama mentioned defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney a total of …

Twitter’s Top Super Bowl Moments Had Nothing to Do with Football (Hint: Beyonce Killed It) Twitter’s Top Super Bowl Moments Had Nothing to Do with Football (Hint: Beyonce Killed It)

Sure, anything that happens in the context of the Super Bowl has football to thank for its existence. The halftime show wouldn’t exist without a football game that required an intermission. All of those funny ads wouldn’t exist if there …

Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway Responsible for Top Twitter Moments from the Golden Globes Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway Responsible for Top Twitter Moments from the Golden Globes

With the declaration “I beat Meryl,” Louisville, KY native Jennifer Lawrence accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Comedy). That speech also put her over the top in another way, as she is also responsible for the most-tweeted about moment …

Second Presidential Debate Sees 7.2 Million Tweets Second Presidential Debate Sees 7.2 Million Tweets

Last night’s town hall debate saw the two Presidential candidates go at it for a little over an hour and a half on topics both foreign and domestic (mostly domestic). We’ve already told you how the Twittersphere reacted to one …

President Obama’s Speech Sets New Political Tweets Record President Obama’s Speech Sets New Political Tweets Record
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Last night in Charlotte, President Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination to run for a second term. This (and a few other high-profile speeches) made the final night of the DNC the most buzzed-about night across both conventions, in terms …

Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC] Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC]
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At the bottom of the 10 o’clock hour last night, former president Bill Clinton began what was supposed to be around a half-hour speech. What he ended up giving was a 48 minute masterclass in politicking, a speech that was …

Mitt Romney Sees 14,289 Tweets per Minute During Speech Mitt Romney Sees 14,289 Tweets per Minute During Speech

One convention down, one to go. Last night in Tampa, Mitt Romney accepted his party’s nomination for President on the United States, and gave a speech that was part indictment of the Obama administration and part trip through memory lane. …

Paul Ryan’s Speech Pushes GOP Convention Tweets Over 2 Million Paul Ryan’s Speech Pushes GOP Convention Tweets Over 2 Million

On Tuesday, Twitter told us that this year’s Republican National Convention had already produced more tweets that the entirety of the 2008 convention – and it hadn’t even gotten off the ground. When the 2012 convention smashed the 2008 convention …

Ann Romney Won the Night, According to Twitter Ann Romney Won the Night, According to Twitter
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After a short delay due to Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf, the 2012 Republican National Convention had its first true night of activities on Tuesday. Some of the high-profile speakers included House Speaker John Boehner, former candidate Rick Santorum, and …

The Olympics Generated More Than 150 Million Tweets The Olympics Generated More Than 150 Million Tweets

Now that the London 2012 summer games have come to a close, Twitter is releasing some figures that shine a light on just how gigantic a role social media played in this year’s Olympics. 2012 is no doubt the first …

Angelina Jolie’s Leg, “Undefeated” Part of Twitter’s Most-Tweeted Moments of The Oscars Angelina Jolie’s Leg, “Undefeated” Part of Twitter’s Most-Tweeted Moments of The Oscars

Now that we’re a couple of days removed from The Academy Awards, what’s your take on the night? Do you still think The Artist deserved best picture? Have you had time to ruminate on Billy Crystal’s performance as host – …