The First 2012 Presidential Debate As Seen Through Social Media
The Hill wrote, this was the “first presidential debate where both campaigns will be in engaged in a virtual showdown on Twitter.” And what a showdown it was. While the candidates calmly presented their arguments in an auditorium at the University of Denver, Twitter and Facebook users waged a somewhat more humorous, and less polite, battle online. By our count, there were over 7.6 million mentions of the debate on October 3rd with women leading the conversation on Twitter, contributing 55 percent of all posts. For a more in-depth look at last night’s social media activity, check out the following infographic and decide for yourself, Who Is Commander in Tweet?
Artwork by: Dave Ryan and Bob Perman
Copy by: Caroline Monday
Insights & Analytics by: Bryce Davis, Heather Romaine, and Ken Tebo
Monitoring by: Scott Briggs, Claire Colleran, and Win Pratt