All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘TPM’

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 to her sexualized romp with “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke. Then there was the backlash against the backlash. I think …

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State of the Union: Obama’s Minimum Wage Bit Sees Biggest Twitter Spike

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 twice throughout the address. Twitter has provided us with some more figures – total tweets and tweets per minute. And …

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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 wasn’t an incredibly popular contest to plant people in front of their screens. Sure, people love and care about the …

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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 of last night’s ceremony. According to Twitter, the highest spike in tweets-per-minute during the awards occurred when Lawrence won her …

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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 particular moment involving binders full of women, and now we have the official tweets statistics from Twitter themselves. According to …

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President Obama’s Speech Sets New Political Tweets Record

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 of Twitter. President Obama’s acceptance speech set a new record for tweets per minute during a political moment. At the …

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Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC]

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 heavy on the policy yet still engaging. Say what you want about his politics, but it’s hard to deny the …

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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. Though Twitter users have been fervently debating the speech’s delivery and merits – one thing is for certain: There were …

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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 in terms of tweets, there hadn’t even been a headlining speaker yet due to the delay for Hurricane Isaac. If …

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Ann Romney Won the Night, According to Twitter

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 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the headliner. But it was Mitt Romney’s wife Ann’s speech that seems to have …

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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 ever Twitter-fueled Olympics, as the amount of engagement on the site dwarfed anything seen in the 2008 Games in Beijing. …

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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 – and does that change your opinion? How about Angelina Jolie’s leg – you have that one out of your head …

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