2012 Presidential debate most tweeted political event in history

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KREM.com

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 4 at 5:41 PM

The presidential debate spurred a record amount of online chatter between voters.

People watching the presidential debate sent out 10.3 million tweets during the 90 minute showdown between President Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney.

The debate quickly became the most tweeted event in political history according to twitter.

According to USA Today people sent 500,000 tweets in 2008 for all four debates.

Wednesday night, people sent 2 million tweets in the first 2 minutes.

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