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Election 2012 – Not Just a Great Night for Obama

7.11.2012 by Alice Cullen

Last night the world witnessed American President Barack Obama win a second term in office, but it was a successful night for another American behemoth too...Twitter. We have come to accept Twitter as the first point of call for breaking news and the election was no exception. Just as news companies began revealing the election results, the conversation surged and peaked at 327,452 tweets per minute as people took to the site to share the news and celebrate or otherwise. The newly re-elected president’s ‘Four More Years’ tweet smashed all previous records to become the most shared tweet ever, receiving…