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The Tweets Are In: Obama’s DNC Speech Tops Twitter Political Season

President Obama set a new Twitter record during his Democratic National Convention speech on Thursday evening, inspiring more than 50,000 election-related tweets per minute at its height, beating all other political events in the six-year history of the platform. Obama bested rival candidate Mitt Romney by a wide margin, with Governor Romney setting off around 14,000 tweets per minute during his RNC speech. Of note: Both candidates saw dips in their Twitter Political Index scores (essentially a measure of Twitter sentiment) directly following their respective speeches.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus