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
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.