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…

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…

Obama Girl Still Has a Crush on Obama, Although She May Look Different This Year

You remember Obama Girl, right? She was the model who publicly declared her undying love for then-candidate Barack Obama in a now legendary YouTube video. Well, she’s likely jumped ship on President Obama. But the real woman behind the “I…

Michelle Obama’s Speech Nearly Doubles Mitt Romney’s in Terms of Twitter Buzz

Ever since the kickoff of the Republican National Convention last week, Twitter’s @Gov team has been hard at work monitoring tweet buzz – mostly in the form of total tweets and spikes in tweets per minute. For instance, last week…

DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Videos from the convention are appearing on the DNC’s official channel. YouTube says that there was no copyright violation and that it was simply an incorrect error message that users saw on Tuesday night. Here’s their statement: “After Tuesday’s…

Democrats More Likely to Use Facebook for Political Purposes

There are plenty of issues that separate the Democratic and Republican parties – abortion rights, taxes, and marriage equality, just to name a few. But there’s apparently another arena where the two parties differ – social media. According to a…

Democratic National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube

Last week, the Republicans had their chance to showcase what they have to offer the American voters. Some of the highlights included Ann Romney’s well-received speech, Paul Ryan’s controversial speech, Clint Eastwood’s much-discussed speech, and finally Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech.…

Invisible Obama Twitter Account, Born out of Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech, Has Been Suspended [UPDATED]

Is anyone else still trying to figure out exactly what in the hell Clint Eastwood was up to last night? In one of the most surreal, bizarre, and unexpected moves in the history of political conventions, Academy Award-winning actor and…

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…

Mitt Romney in One Word: “Unicorn” Suspiciously Absent from the List

If you could only use one word to describe Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, what would it be? Ok, do you have it? Good. If the word you’re thinking of is negative, you side with the majority in a new…