Obama, who has the sixth most popular Twitter account in the world, has long been at the forefront of driving tweets-per-minute records for political events, although no political moment has prompted the kind of Twitter traffic that a celebrity event can, such as Beyonce announcing her pregnancy on live TV (prompting 8,868 tweets per second).
Obama brought plenty of star power to the convention stage, and many celebrities — including some accounts more popular than Obama's, such as Lady Gaga's — added to the tweets about Obama's speech. Some were alternating between comments about Obama and the MTV Video Music Awards, happening the same evening.
#IfObamaDontWin i say we try to build a new planet and all go live there— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 7, 2012
“@jaredleto: @oliviawilde and @doncheadle #dnc2012instagr.am/p/PQcYYVzBZO/” John KerryJohn KerryEgypt’s death squads and America's deafening silence With help from US, transformative change in Iran is within reach Ellison comments on Obama criticized as 'a stupid thing to say' MORE photobombed us?!— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) September 7, 2012
Pls turn to DNC if you're not watching.When it's time for you to vote (which is soon) this will help you make a decision.— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) September 7, 2012
—Updated at 9:28 a.m.