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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik